Celebrating Continuity – Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice

A one-day conference in Leeds

Saturday 8th April 2017

Speakers include

Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Chair of the 2015 Maternity Review
Cate Langley, Head of Midwifery, Powys teaching Health Board
Lisa Common, Midwife and Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham
Georgina Craig, National Director, The Experience Led Commissioning Programme
Beverley Beech, Chair, AIMS

Chaired by

Mary Newburn, Health Researcher and Consultant in Patient and Public Involvement in Maternity Services

Whether you are a woman expecting a baby, a commissioner or Chief Executive choosing and providing local services, a midwife or doctor giving care or managing services, or a student…

Whoever you are and whatever your role, Celebrating Continuity is not to be missed. This highly successful conference was held in London in April this year and is now being repeated in the North of England. Join us to extend the discussion and achievements of the previous conference and take it forward into 2017.

The evidence, policy and demand for continuity of carer models has never been stronger in today’s fragmented and overburdened maternity services. However, the reality of having a midwife you know and trust can feel further away than ever.

The opportunities to practice in this way are few and far between. Where they do happen they often start out in a burst of energy and hope, and then either fall at the first hurdle or are gradually eroded over time.

This conference will explore what the barriers and challenges are to this way of working and most importantly how we can overcome them.

Together let’s make history!!

Organised by a collaboration of
• Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
• Association of Radical Midwives (ARM)
• Neighbourhood Midwives (NM)
• One to One Midwives
• Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBH NHS Trust), Home of Serenity and Halcyon Birth Centres
• Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
• Positive Birth Movement (PBM)