Maternity Safety Conference 2021

23rd March 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 23rd March 2021 to submit poster abstracts to by or on Monday, 22nd Feb 2021.

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

Confirmed Speakers

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

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

Professor Sir Cyril Chantler
Vice Chairman NHS England Maternity Review (Report: Better Births), All-Party Parliamentary Group Health Advisor.

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

Sir Liam Donaldson
Patient Safety Envoy, World Health Organization

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent
Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England, National Maternity Safety Champion for the Department of Health.

Dr Lisa Hinton
Senior Research Associate – THIS Institute

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

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

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

Gill Walton
Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives

More speakers to be announced…

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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