‘Leading and inspiring excellence in maternity care’ was the First conference led by consultant midwives held at the Royal Society of Medicine.
“‘Once a consultant midwife always a consultant midwife…’ –
Evidence, research and leadership remained strong themes throughout the day…
@MaryRossDavie presented the @MidwivesRCM strategy and goals for the next 5 years…. this year is the year of the leader!
…and of course…continuity of carer entered the conversation too..
However, the three most exciting parts of the day were as follows:
Sharing our research with an audience of really awesome midwives…..
Sharing the panel with some really awesome midwives….
But most of all… meeting the legendary @wdsavage , receiving first prize and winning the Wendy Savage Award…Thank you! This
#RSMPrize award will enable us to share our work even further as I head to the MAMA Conference in May.
For me, reflections of the day included how I might lead change for childbearing women with hypermobile
#EhlersDanlosSyndrome and support the midwifery profession to thrive in their wellbeing. To that end, I have begun working on the generation of new evidence to support midwives in work-related psychological distress and evidence to support new understandings in relation to how we care for people having babies more effectively.
If you would like to follow the progress of work going forward..
Until next time…Look after yourselves and each other 💚💙💜❤