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How can midwives be agents of change?

18 May, 2017

How can midwives be agents of change?

If midwives focus on the needs of the individual woman, then the potential of the profession can be maximised. 

This is set to be one of the driving messages behind RCM’s President Lesley Page’s Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture this year.

The lecture, which takes place in Oxford on June 6, will also be her chance to bid farewell to the role of RCM President.
 
Her talk will be called ‘Midwives and our future: How can midwives be leaders and agents of change for a better future?’ 

Lesley will consider what individual woman, and babies and families, need from maternity services and the distinct and crucial contribution midwives play in meeting these needs.

She said: ‘I feel incredibly privileged to be able to deliver this lecture before handing over the reins to my successor.
 
‘As midwives me must support the personal choices made by women and that means placing them at the centre of their own care and supporting them to make the best choices for them, their babies and families when it comes to their maternity care.
 
‘In this lecture I have considered the profound impact midwives have on our future and the future health demands that will be placed on our National Health Service.
 
‘If as midwives we ensure all the care we provide is focused on the needs of each individual woman we have the potential to maximise our value as  profession, while continuing to ensure we deliver safe and high level quality care.’
 
For more information on the lecture and to book your place, click here

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