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RCM Events

RCM Policy Event

Date: 16th April 2014

Location: Exeter Mercure Southgate Hotel

To receive updates on contemporary issues relating to midwifery practice, NHS policy and employment matters. To share best practice and participate in workshops around redesigning postnatal care. To network with colleagues from across the south west of England.


Presentations will include:

  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Employment relations update
  • The role of the South West Maternity & Children’s Strategic Clinical Network
  • Postnatal care: who does what, where and when?
  • RCM Update

Booking and further details available by emailing events@rcm.org.uk

Midwives changing the world one family at a time,  A Celebration of Global Midwifery 

Date: 7th May

Location: Brunei Gallery London

This RCM event will mark International Day of the Midwife, when midwifery associations across the globe promote how midwives can change the world one family at a time and celebrate the contribution of midwives across the world to maternal and newborn health.

This one day conference will share experience from the RCM Global Midwifery Twinning Project and other midwifery global volunteering initiatives.  It will bring together volunteers with stakeholders from across the international development sector to explore the benefits and potential of health professional twinning.  It will reflect on lessons learned and challenges for global midwifery and consider the reciprocal benefits of volunteering. 

Places are limited and can be booked on a first come first serve basis by emailing your details to events@rcm.org.uk.

Supporting Maternal Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Perinatal Period

Royal College of Midwives & British Psychological Society
Date: 15 May 2014, London
Location: 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

Skills based learning for Midwives, Psychologists and other healthcare professionals

A symposium for all those working in perinatal women’s health from all areas within the NHS, academia voluntary and private sectors.

Speakers include:
  • Dr. Maret Dymond, Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Mindfulness Centre  ‘Transforming lives: mindfulness-based childbirthand parenting’
  • Dr. Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg (for Midwives & others),Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Warwick Hospital, ‘Perinatal psychology for health professionals working with perinatal women’
  • Dr. Antje Horsch, (for Clinical Psychologists) Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow, University Hospital Lausanne ‘Treating trauma in the perinatal period’
  • Skills based workshops (4 hours)

Apply and find out more here

Enquirers to: conferences@bps.org.uk

Branch Officers Study Day

Date - Friday 30th May,  11am-3pm

Venue – RCM Scotland, 37 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

This study day is aimed at RCM Branch Officers and those who are interested in taking on a role within the branch. Aspects of the day will include:  

  • Branch Officers Roles
  • Branch Finance
  • Role of the National Officer and Workplace Representatives
  • Looking at Membership – categories and benefits for members
  • RCM Marketing and Communications
  • Increasing Branch Activity

If you would like more information about the study day or would like to attend, please contact Angela MacMorran on angela.macmorran@rcm.org.uk or 0300 303 0444.

Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture (RCM Annual Event)

Date:11 June 2014

Location: Kassam Stadium, Oxford

The RCM Annual Event comes this year to Oxford.  This event, free to attend for all RCM members from across the UK, visits a different UK location each year and is the occasion when members can hear from the chief executive and president give account of the work of the RCM and our vision for maternity services.  The centrepiece of the event is the Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture, our most prestigious midwifery lecture of the year and an invaluable continued professional development opportunity for midwives, student midwives and maternity support workers to attend.  This year, contributing to our postnatal care campaigning theme, Professor Debra Bick will discuss Promoting positive outcomes at birth and beyond: Effective universal postnatal care and the role of the midwife. 

Please note places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Bookings can be made for the annual event by emailing events@rcm.org.uk .

The Annual Event will be preceded in the morning by the RCM/Thames Valley SCN event. Postnatal Care: Forever the Cinderella of Maternity? An RCM Policy Seminar (below) Please book onto this separately.

Postnatal Care: Forever the Cinderella of Maternity?

RCM Policy Seminar
Date:11 June 2014
Location: Kassam Stadium, Oxford

This interactive policy event will take place on the morning of the RCM Annual Event, held in collaboration with Thames Valley SCN, it will focus on postnatal care, relating to the theme of the afternoon’s Zepherina Veitch Lecture delivered by Professor Debra Bick, and will further the RCM’s postnatal care campaign.  It is an opportunity for midwives, students, commissioners, the SCN and local maternity services to come together to hear evidence about the state of postnatal care, examine ways in which the quality and standard of postnatal care could be improved and to share examples of best practice.  It is designed to enable delegates to participate in a full day of continuing professional development, and engage local leaders and commissioners to build attendance at the Annual Event. 

Booking and further details TBA but you can register your interest by emailing events@rcm.org.uk

The Royal College of Midwives Legal Birth: A Conference

Date: 3 July 2014
Location: London

This unique conference explores the current legal issues and challenges facing healthcare professionals involved in providing maternity care. It provides an insight into how to work authoritatively within the law, and is a valuable opportunity to meet and network with colleagues facing the same issues and challenges in their organisation.

For information on the next conference and to book your place please visit the Bond Solon website