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Management of the Labour Ward

Start: 19/06/2018 09:00
End: 22/06/2018 17:30

Location: RCOG
Programme: Managment of Labour Ward 2018.pdf


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 be able to:

  • 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
  • Claim a maximum of 23 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting

Who Should Attend?

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

Organising Committee

Dr Margaret Matthews FRCOG, Kent

Dr Louise Page MRCOG, London

Dr Paul Mannix FRCPCH, Bristol

Dr Joanna Gillham MRCOG, Manchester

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire

Course fees

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

Full Conference (Tue 19 – Fri 22 June)

  • Standard Rate: £765.00
  • RCOG/BMFMS Member Rate: £715.00
  • Trainee Rate £655.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional Rate: £535.00 

Management of the Labour Ward (Tue 19 – Thurs 21 June)

  • Standard Rate: £660.00
  • RCOG/BMFMS Member Rate: £605.00
  • Trainee Rate £552.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional Rate: £455.00

Labour Ward Lead (Friday 22 June)

  • Standard Rate: £345.00
  • RCOG/BMFMS Member Rate: £295.00
  • Trainee Rate £235.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional Rate: £220.00

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

Unfortunately if you are an Associate Member it is not currently possible to book online at the discounted member rate. We are working to remedy this, but in the meantime please contact us directly to book and receive your discount.

How to book

  • 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
  • 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
  • Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  • Return to this page
  • 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 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:

Jocelyn Harrold, Conference Administrator

Andreia Dias, Conference Co-ordinator

Birthrights: Human Rights in Maternity Care Workshop

Free session for all attending the Management the Labour Ward course on Wednesday 20 June 2018, 5.30pm until 7.30pm

  • Ms Elizabeth Prochaska, Legal Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and founder of Birthrights
  • Dr Rineke Schram, Consultant Obstetrician and Chief Medical Officer, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Birthrights Trustee

This session, run by Birthrights, the charity devoted to human rights in maternity care, will offer an introduction to human rights law, and key legal judgements in maternity care including Montgomery vs Lanarkshire. With the help of case studies and discussion we will examine maternity practices that violate human rights and an opportunity to reflect on what a human rights centred labour ward might look like.

Places on this workshop are strictly limited to 50 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.