Maternity Safety Conference 2021

9th September 2021
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

Headline Sponsors

We still have some fantastic sponsorship packages available for this event.

Poster Abstracts

Baby Lifeline is always keen to showcase best practice in health care, and so we invite attendees of our national conference on 9th September 2021 to submit poster abstracts to by or on Monday, 9th August 2021.

Full information is available on the abstract submission form which can be downloaded here.

Confirmed Speakers

Charlotte Bevan
Senior Research and Prevention Adviser at SANDS

Dr Denise Chaffer
Director of Safety and Learning at NHS Resolution, registered nurse and midwife.

Baroness Julie Cumberlege CBE DL
Member of the House of Lords, Chair of the National Maternity Review (Report: Better Births).

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods
Director of THIS Institute, The Health Foundation Professor of Healthcare Improvement Studies in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge

Sir Liam Donaldson
Patient Safety Envoy, World Health Organization

Dr Christine Ekecki
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and RCOG Spokesperson for Racial Equality

Dr Matthew Jolly
National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women’s Health, Acute Medical Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Dr Bill Kirkup CBE
President, Baby Lifeline
Chair, Morecambe Bay Investigation
Chair, East Kent Maternity Services Investigation

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee, and Founder of Patient Safety Watch.

Sara Ledger
Head of Research and Development, Baby Lifeline

Shaun Lintern
Health Correspondent at the Independent

Mr Edward Morris
President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chair of Baby Lifeline’s Multi-Professional Advisory Panel.

Nadine Montgomery BSc, LLB
Law Graduate and Maternity Rights Campaigner

Sarah Noble
Head of Midwifery at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Donna Ockenden
Midwife, Nurse and Healthcare Leader, Chair of the Independent Investigation into  Maternity Services at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

Ms Louise Page
Acting Clinical Director, HSIB

Gill Walton
Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives

Dr Alison Wright
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Royal Free Hospital

Our 2nd annual conference will bring together maternity professionals, system leaders, subject specialists and patients and families to present the latest evidence on the safety of maternity care today, share examples of positive improvement and best practice and hear from senior leaders about the next steps in the national maternity safety programme.

Key Topics

  • Learning from Health and Social Care Committee Maternity Inquiry.
  • The next steps towards achieving the national ambition in maternity
  • Woman-centred care: promoting choice, personalisation, and parent engagement
  • The Seven Features of Safe Maternity Care researched by THIS Institute.
  • Reducing inequality and improving outcome.
  • A global perspective of patient safety progress.
  • The national picture of maternity safety – learning from key national organisations (including, the Care Quality Commission, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, NHS Resolution, and MBRRACE-UK)
  • Learning from the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Patient-driven change: improving informed consent

“A great day throughout, excellent education and learning opportunities.”

Delegate from the National Maternity Safety Conference 2020

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