Better Births 2022

8 November 2022 9:30am – 4:00pmGMT (+00:00)
Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT, United Kingdom

Better Births 2022

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Better Births conference, which will take place on 8th November 2022 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

This is the first time in over two years the conference will be held in person giving colleagues a fantastic opportunity to get together, share best practice, and take forward new ideas to drive towards our collective aim of transforming maternity care across the country and providing safer, more personalised care for families.

Over the pandemic the NHS delivered around 1,600 babies every day – with brilliant midwives, obstetricians, and other maternity colleagues across the country working tirelessly to care for women and babies in extraordinary circumstances. An additional 1,000 babies a year are now surviving compared to 10 years ago, and this conference will help staff take stock of achievements to date, while setting a renewed vision for the future. 

The Better Births conference is an opportunity for staff to come together and explore how maternity care will move forward in the coming years, with the NHS Long Term Plan committed to delivering better, safer, and more personal care for expectant mothers.

There is plenty to discuss, with the final Ockenden report published and the subsequent actions at the heart of planned improvements to NHS maternity care, the NHS is investing a further £127 million to boost the maternity workforce, strengthen leadership, and improve culture. This conference comes at the right time for all of us to reflect on the unique and significant contribution that we make to women, families and babies, but also to consider what we can do individually, and as a team, going forward to ensure safe and personalised care for everyone.

Through key speakers such as Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Jacqueline Dunkley Bent and National Clinical Director Dr Mathew Jolly as well as presentations from local systems and interactive workshops, we aim to share learning, spread best practice and listen to the experience of women and families. Highlights include:

  • Learning from Maternal Medicine Networks for complex pregnancies
  • Embedding Safety methodology
  • Implementing Continuity of Carer
  • Choice & Personalised Care
  • Implementing the Neonatal Critical Care Review  
  • Supporting a learning safety culture

We look forward to seeing you in Leeds!

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