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The Baby Lifeline National
Maternity Safety Conference

Working Together Towards Safer Maternity Care

22nd January 2020
Hilton Metropole Hotel – Birmingham

Aims of the Conference

  • Presenting latest findings from national maternity work; including the Each Baby Counts project and HSIB’s maternity work.
  • Sharing insights from leading national experts; covering CTG interpretation, culture and quality improvement approaches and learning from adverse events whilst supporting staff and families.
  • Sharing real examples of maternity safety improvement and learning.
  • Hear directly from the leaders of national maternity transformation work.
  • Providing an opportunity for professionals working in the area of maternity safety to network and share learning.

This conference is relevant for:

  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians
  • Obstetric Anaesthetists
  • Maternity Safety Champions / Risk Managers
  • Other front-line staff
  • NHS managers
  • Those with policy roles relating to maternity safety
  • Users of maternity services
  • Patients/families with an interest in maternity safety

Confirmed Speakers

James Badenoch, QC – QC, Crown Office Row.

Katie De Freitas-Merchant – Improvement Manager – Patient Safety Programmes Maternal & Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Mr Edwin Chandraharan – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, OBE – Chief Midwifery Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Dr Tony Kelly – National Clinical Lead for National Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, NHS Improvement; National Clinical Lead, Each Baby Counts Learn and Support.

Dr Bill Kirkup, CBE – Chairman of the Morecambe Bay Investigation; Former Associate Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health; Former Regional Director of Public Health.

Professor Marian Knight – Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health, University of Oxford.

Dr Nuala Lucas – Consultant Anaesthetist; Anaesthetic Co-Lead for MBRRACE-UK, Northwick Park Hospital.

Nicky Lyon – Co-Chair of Workstream 2 – National Maternity Transformation Programme; Campaigner for Safer Births.

Mr Michael Magro – Senior O&G Registrar, Queens Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust; Previous Darzi 8 Fellow at NHS Resolution (2016-17).

Mr Eddie Morris – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist; President Elect, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Honorary Chair, Baby Lifeline Multi Professional Advisory Panel.

Dr Susana Pereira – Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.

Gill Phillips – Creator of Whose Shoes? ®

Dr Felicity Plaat – Consultant Anaesthetist, Queen Charlotte’s & Hammersmith Hospitals, Imperial College School of Medicine.

Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Manjula Samyraju – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Lead Clinician for Labour ward (PCH) North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Lesley Regan – President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Michele Upton – Head of Maternity and Neonatal Transformation Programmes, NHS Improvement.

Professor James Walker – Clinical Director, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

Gill Walton – Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives

Sascha Wells-Munro – Maternity Improvement Advisor, NHS Improvement.

Download the conference programme (subject to change) and information pack below.

Conference Programme

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