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RCM professional accredited events

RCM accredited events are activities relevant to midwifery practice that midwives can undertaken as part of their professional development/lifelong learning in order to meet their PREP requirements.

Baby Lifeline
3,500 multi-disciplinary training places available in 2014 from Baby Lifeline.
"The BIRTH 2 UK Maternity Training Initiative is our direct and practical response to the NHS Litigation Authority’s report on ‘Ten years of maternity claims’. Key themes to improve safety emerging from the report - which recognised the benefit of multi-disciplinary training - will form the basis of the training provided by Baby Lifeline.

Budget restrictions in the NHS have led to a reduced investment in training generally and in particular for external training where the interaction between those from different professions and different organisations is beneficial to maintaining standards of care.

Leading professionals have formed an extensive faculty to provide valuable training for 48 one-day courses (6 different courses, each delivered in 8 regions across the UK) enabling doctors, midwives, nurses and others to come together to continue their professional development. This new initiative looks at ways to promote safety through best clinical practice and communication to ensure the healthiest outcome possible from pregnancy and birth."

See the full range of course available and download the flyer here

Leadership Workshop Programmes 2014

The need to provide opportunities for midwives to develop leadership skills has been widely recognised for the past few years. The RCM working with PHI Learning, a market leader in leadership development across many sectors, are now offering you and your team the opportunity to benefit from attending our one day strategic leadership workshop.

Book a place for your team today

Designed for teams of three to four midwives from a unit, this workshop  allows midwives to explore their role in understanding the Trust/Boards strategy and how this translates into the key challenges for maternity services. You will develop plans to deliver this as part of an aligned local maternity strategy. Larger maternity units can send up to six midwives.

Leadership Workshop Programmes for 2014:

  • 25 June, Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh 
  • 23 June, Ambassadors Hotel, London

Book today
Places on the Leadership Workshops are free but limited to only 50 delegates per event - so make sure you book early! You can do so by emailing us events@rcm.org.uk

Maternal Obesity – Weighing it up
  • Date: 3 April
  • Venue: Education Centre, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster DN2 5LT
  • Timings: 09.15 – 17.00
Organised by Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Hallam University, this conference will demonstrate how safe and enhanced care for women with a high BMI in pregnancy can be achieved. Guest speakers have been selected from academic and health backgrounds to give their individual and professional perspectives of obesity, the challenges and some examples of good practice. This offers a unique opportunity to share evidence on gestational weight management, related communication issues and women’s reaction to gestational weight management guidance.

To find out more including how to book, conference fees, and location click here or contact:
Alison Williams - alisonp.williams@nhs.net / 07971148726

Train as an Infant Massage Instructor with To Baby and Beyond

Teaching baby massage to parents and carers to enable them to massage their infants safely and effectively can be incredibly rewarding. Over just a few weeks of baby massage you will notice babies and parents becoming calming and enhancing their attachments with each other. Baby massage is an ever growing activity for parents with young babies. Baby massage is also well recognised for the well being benefits by both families and health care professionals. To Baby and Beyond's Instructor training is fully accredited by the RCM. The course is written with health care professionals in mind and is taught by an experienced Paediatric Nurses, Health Visitor and Infant Massage Instructor.

Course dates and venues as follows:
  • 12-13 May, Wimbledon
  • 26-27 June, Bristol
  • 10-11July, Doncaster
  • 21-22 July, Wimbledon
For more details contact: Julie Cleasby 01273 702496 or email info@tobabyandbeyond.com

KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Diploma Course
‘The Home of Hypnobirthing.’

Learn from leading specialist hypnobirthing trainers on the UK course chosen by midwives.

Dates and locations as follows:

  • 3-6 April, Evesham
  • 2-5 June, Glasgow
  • 14-17 July,  Manchester
  • 14-17 August, London

KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal programme. It gives a woman the tools to achieve the best birth for her and her baby. Our trainers are all experienced specialists in their area of expertise and also fully trained KG Hypnobirthing teachers. After your course we provide ongoing support and materials and advice to help you start your hypnobirthing career, with top speakers such as Michel Odent at our study days. Being a hypnobirthing teacher is a privilege and supremely satisfying.

T: 01264 731437

E: admin@thehypnobirthingcentre.co.uk

W: kghypnobirthing.com

The Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives' Practitioner Training
The Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives' Practitioner Training Courses are the only accredited hypnobirthing practitioner courses in the UK that are run by midwives for midwives. They offer a comprehensive and high-quality training to fully equip midwives to become hypnobirthing practitioners and run their own classes. Full supervision and support is offered after the course and is included in the course fee.
Hypnobirthing promotes normality, empowers women and enables women and their birthing partners to have a good experience of birth. The demand for hypnobirthing has dramatically increased over the last few years simply because women are telling other women that it works.

The courses are open to all NMC registered midwives and comprise of a four-day course followed by a distance learning package and assessment.
  • Dates: 30 June - 3 July; 29 September - 2 October
  • Venue: The Albany, south east London
  • Cost: £450

For more information and to apply online click here.

Email Judith Flood or call 07591 070474.

Supporting Maternal Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Perinatal Period
Skills based learning for Midwives, Psychologists and other healthcare professionals

Royal College of Midwives & British Psychological Society

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

  • Date: 15 May
  • Venue: 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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)
Download the flyer here / Apply here

Antenatal Results & Choices (ARC)

For all health professionals and administrative staff working with women throughout antenatal screening and testing.
  • Date: 20 September
Day 1 - Communication skills & delivering news
  • Date: 17 May
Day 2 - Supporting parents’ decisions
  • Date: 18 October
Day 2 - Supporting parents’ decisions

For more information download the flyer here.

Legal Birth: A Conference 

The Royal College of Midwives & Bond Solon

  • Date: 3 July
  • 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

Natal Hypnotherapy™

Natal Hypnotherapy™ was founded in 2000 and is the UKs longest running programme of hypnosis for birth. It has been developed by clinical Hypnotherapist Maggie Howell, who created the programme following her own experiences of giving birth five times using Natal Hypnotherapy™ and from her work and interaction with over two thousand midwives and antenatal teachers across the UK.

  • Date: October 6-10
  • Location: Haslemere, Surrey

The training to become a Natal Hypnotherapy™ practitioner is robust with 5 full days training, 2 days observation, written assessments and 2 days of practical assessment, followed by a series of on going study days. In addition you become part of a close knit community of practitioners with on going practical support from Natal Hypnotherapy™ head office and fellow NH practitioners.

Email: Maggie@natalhypnotherapy.co.uk
Website: www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk

International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM)
The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) is now accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Our four day Instructor Training Programme, for health professionals and others, will enable you to support parents and primary caregivers by helping them learn how to communicate with their babies through positive nurturing touch. Discover how baby massage can help strengthen the bonding process as well as promote numerous other health benefits. www.iaim.org.uk

Numeracy For Midwives

Free website aimed to help midwives see and overcome difficulties in numeracy .


Dr. Christine Butenuth T: 0207 736 6889


Accredited Events

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If you would like to have your event considered for RCM accreditation please see our CPD page for application forms, scale of charges and more information.