This conference focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to improving safety in maternity services – learning, and implementing recommendations from the Ockenden Review and Final Report 2022.

“The first Ockenden review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital highlighted that ‘staff who work together must train together’. .. multidisciplinary training in maternity can improve patient outcomes for both mothers and their babies.”

Care Quality Commission May 2022

“Having a baby is one of the most important times for a family and when women and their babies come into contact with NHS maternity services they should receive the very best and safest care. We already know that improvements to maternity care need to be made across the country.”

Donna Ockenden Chair Independent Reviews into Maternity Services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust & Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust 26 May 2022

“Safe, high-quality maternity care is not an ambitious or unrealistic goal. It should be the minimum expectation for women and babies”

Care Quality Commission May 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve safety in maternity services
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving active engagement with the local community and those with lived experience
  • Reflect on national developments and learning and how you can accelerate improvements in your maternity service
  • Self assess your service against the Local Actions for Learning, (LAfL) and Immediate and Essential Actions from the Ockenden Report
  • Understand the role of the CQC in Getting safer faster’: a programme of risk-based, focused maternity safety inspections involving a more focused in-depth assessment of relational elements such as teamworking and culture, staff and patient experienceEnsure assurance and accountability for implementing the recommendations and learning from Ockenden
  • Improving Maternity Care & Safety for Women from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups
  • Understand the role and ensure effective engagements with Maternity Voice Partnerships
  • Improve the way you embed the role of the MVP in services
  • Reflect on training and education in maternity services and how this can be supported and improved
  • Understand how you can nurture a positive culture and freedom to speak up in maternity care
  • Identify key strategies for improving leadership, teamwork and culture in maternity services
  • Learn from the Ockenden Report and implement recommendations regarding stillbirth
  • Improve investigation and learning from adverse outcomes
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

If you would like to book a place at this event please go to the organiser’s website