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Management of the Labour Ward

Start: 22/06/2021 09:00
End: 25/06/2021 16:30

Location: Online
Programme: Management of the Labour Ward - 2021.pdf


This comprehensive course has been designed to increase your knowledge of neonatology, anaesthesia and analgesia on the labour ward, and the management of women with medical or obstetric complications.

The programme includes a rich blend of lectures, debates and peer discussion – invaluable for clinicians spending a significant amount of time on the labour ward, or with a major interest in risk management and clinical governance, audit and guidelines.  

To further your learning experience and unique to our virtual event, there are two optional evening workshops covering detailed discussions on human rights and the women’s perspective of birth.

This virtual meeting is recognised for, and covers, 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 four days.

Peer feedback

“Very good course. Would recommend the course to others.”

Learning objectives

  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding to safely support the physiological processes of labour and birth
  • Understand the importance of championing safe and personalised care for women and supporting decision making
  • Increased understanding of how to measure and improve care on the labour ward
  • Provide care to pregnant women, including those with medical problems
  • Update your knowledge in a range of practical obstetric skills including relevant ultrasound skills
  • Detailed understanding of analgesia and anaesthesia in labour and birth
  • Insight into neonatal resuscitation and neonatal outcomes
  • Learn about the role of the labour ward lead - particularly in relation to risk management, clinical governance, team dynamics and training
  • 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

  • All clinicians in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Those who are registered, or plan to register for the Advanced Labour Ward Practice and Labour Ward Lead ATSMs
  • Midwives, neonatologists and clinicians who spend a significant amount of time on the labour ward

Organising committee

Dr Rita Arya FRCOG, Warrington

Dr Paul Cawley MRCPCH, London

Dr Paul Mannix FRCPCH, Bristol

Miss Louise Page FRCOG, London

Dr Melissa Whitworth, Manchester

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Deputy Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Dudley Robinson FRCOG, London


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

Band A including UK rates:

  • Standard rate – £570.00
  • RCOG/BMFMS Fellow/Member/Associate rate – £515.00
  • Trainee rate – £445.00
  • AHP rate – £395.00

Band B and C rate:

  • Standard rate: £285.00

View the country bandings here


For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Andreia Dias, Senior Events Co-ordinator

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:              

Natasha Breckwoldt, Sponsorship and Exhibitions Lead


Bronze Sponsor


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UKE-COR-NP-2000119 Date of preparation: November 2020