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Multi-Professional Maternity Workshops


Staff, Students, Academics

Do you want to work more effectively with your colleagues to support pregnant and new mothers?

Women have said that they value good quality and consistent communication between professionals when they are pregnant and have a new baby. They emphasised how vital it is for professionals to communicate and work well with each other but also express frustration over receiving conflicting advice from different healthcare professionals throughout their care.

The Maternity Review highlights many examples of service provision where multi-professional teams work seamlessly and cooperatively together to deliver high quality care. However, there can also be a culture of silo working and a lack of understanding across disciplines. What is clear is that everyone involved has the interests of the woman and baby as their priority – what differs is their perspectives on how to secure the best possible care for them during pregnancy and after birth.

City, University of London is working with the Community Education Provider Network and service users to break down barriers between midwives, health visitors, GPs and other professionals so that they can deliver safe and personalised care for women and their babies. Attending these workshops will give you the opportunity to meet colleagues who work will the same women that you do to consider the challenges, find solutions and identify actions to support more effective multi-professional working.

The workshops will be facilitated by Mary Newburn, Louise Mullins and Judy Brook. Mary has worked extensively as an advocate for the right of women to make informed decisions and have the opportunity to access maternity services that promote their sense of self and wellbeing. Judy and Louise have a background in health visitor and midwifery service delivery and management and can offer perspectives grounded in practice. The days will be interactive, fun and thought provoking.

These free workshops are repeated on four separate dates. If you are a midwife, health visitor, GP or perinatal mental health worker in Tower Hamlets, Newham, or Waltham Forest, choose a convenient date, book on and come along to start the process of working more effectively with your colleagues to support pregnant and new mothers in your area. We look forward to meeting you.

Workshop Dates (all at City, University of London):

  • Friday 20th January – R202 in Franklin Building
  • Monday 30th January –R204 in Franklin Building
  • Friday 10th February – AG01 in College Building
  • Friday 24th February (for professionals in Tower Hamlets) – AG01 in College Building
  • Tuesday 7th March – MG26 in Myddelton Street Building

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When & where

From Friday 20th January 2017 to Tuesday 7th March 2017

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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