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Management of the Labour Ward

Start: 20/06/2017 00:00
End: 23/06/2017 00:00

Location: RCOG

Joint RCOG/BMFMS Meeting

OverviewBritish Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society

This course is suitable for any clinician who spends a significant amount of time on the labour ward, or has a major interest in risk management and clinical governance, audit and guidelines, neonatology, anaesthetics, medical disorders, to practical obstetrics skills and how to run skills and drills training in your own unit. The programme includes a variety of authoritative speakers with ample time for discussion, debate and networking throughout the course of the meeting. 

This meeting is also recognised for and aims to cover the theoretical component of the "Advanced Labour Ward Practice" and "Labour Ward Lead" Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSMs), which are undertaken as a ST6/7. The courses are valid for three years, and must be completed prior to completion of the practical component of the ATSMs. Those undertaking the "Labour Ward Lead" ATSM must also complete the "Advanced Labour Ward Practice" ATSM, and should therefore attend all 4 days. 

Learning objectives

After this course you will:

  • Understand the importance of promoting and maintaining normality in childbirth
  • Have gained an understanding of the woman's perspective of birth
  • Understand the importance of good communication and team work between the different professionals involved in birth
  • Be confident in discussing birth outcomes with women and their partners
  • Recognise the medically unwell, pregnant woman
  • Have updated your knowledge in a range of practical obstetric skills
  • Understand the role of the labour ward lead - particularly in relation to clinical governance and risk management 

Why attend?

  • Update and advance your knowledge regarding management of the labour ward
  • Hear about clinical governance, risk management and NPSA specifically in relation to obstetrics
  • Days 1-3 are recognised for the theoretical component of the "Advanced Labour Ward Practice" ATSM
  • Day four is recognised for the theoretical component of the "Labour Ward Lead" ATSM 

Who should attend?

  • Those who are registered, or plan to register for the 'Advanced Labour Ward Practice' and 'Labour Ward Lead' ATSMs
  • All Trainees and Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Midwives and Clinicians who spend a significant amount of time on the labour ward
  • Staff Grades, Staff Doctors, Trust Doctors and Associate Specialists 

Organising Committee

Dr Joanne Gillham MRCOG, Manchester
Dr Paul Mannix FRCPCH, Bristol
Dr Margaret Matthews FRCOG, Kent
Dr Louise Page MRCOG, London 

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay MRCOG, London

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

 Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Course fees

The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is: 

Full conference (Tue 20 – Fri 23 June)

  • Standard Rate: £730.00
  • Fellow, Member and Assoicate/BMFMS Member rate: £680.00
  • Trainee rate: £625.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £510.00 

Management of the Labour Ward (Tue 20 – Thurs 22 June)

  • Standard rate: £630.00
  • Fellow, Member and Assoicate/BMFMS Member rate: £575.00
  • Trainee rate: £525.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £435.00 

Labour Ward Lead (Fri 23 June)

  • Standard rate: £330.00
  • Fellow, Member and Assoicate/BMFMS Member rate: £280.00
  • Trainee rate: £225.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £210.00

We will automatically allocate you a rate based on the information we hold about you in our database.

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  4. Return to this page
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in 

Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form (PDF, 509 kb) although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount.

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact Andreia Dias, Conference Coordinator:

Safe Obstetric Systems is a women's health company that designs and develops innovative and clinically effective obstetric products for use in emergency obstetrics. These products are specifically designed to reduce risk associated with childbirth and to make childbirth a safer and better experience for the mother and baby. Our mission is to, “Make Childbirth Safer”.

The ‘Fetal Pillow’ is a unique medical device designed to increase safety for both mother and baby in emergency caesarean sections with a deeply engaged head making a difficult delivery easier, quicker resulting in less trauma and adverse outcomes.

In 2017 we plan to launch our second product which will seek to build on our innovative approach in developing solutions to make emergency obstetrics and childbirth safer.


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