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Improving Quality of Women's Health Care - Call for Abstracts

Start: 31/10/2019 09:00
End: 31/10/2019 17:00

Location: RCOG
Programme: Improving Quality of Women’s Health Care.pdf

Improving Quality of Women’s Health Care aims to inspire and enthuse healthcare professionals to further efforts to improve quality and safety within their obstetrics and gynaecology services. 

This one-day event is an excellent opportunity to hear from national leads and experts in improvement science on the latest research and initiatives in the plenary sessions, and take home skills and knowledge through participation in interactive workshops.

Building on the success of previous events, delegates will be able to choose the workshop sessions that best meet your current interests and needs.  Workshops will cover a wide range of topics including: Insights from behavioural science for improvement work; Human factors approaches to team work for better communication and responding to patient safety issues; Current issues around consent in women’s health care; Engaging with service users to take improvement further and faster; Why and how to evaluate QI work; and a Primer in skills for improvement, including the power of measurement.

To showcase the range of work the specialty is involved with, you are invited to submit abstracts on improvement projects, research or audit you have been involved with. A new feature this year will be fast-paced presentations of the five best abstracts submitted for the oral category, together with themed poster walk-rounds during the networking lunchbreak and a prize for the best poster.

The programme will offer fresh ideas and insights on improvement work, whether you are a committed and experienced improver, or interested to get started on improvement work.

This is a multidisciplinary event aimed at obstetricians, gynaecologists, midwives, gynaecology nurses, and clinical governance and risk leads. We encourage multidisciplinary groups to attend together.

Why attend?

  • You will hear from national leaders in quality and care improvement
  • Be inspired by expert speakers and gain new skills through practical workshops and discussion with those working in the field
  • Share experience and learn from expertise of others across multidisciplinary teams to improve the quality and safety of women’s health care in your unit
  • Claim a maximum of 6 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting

Who should attend?

  • Consultants, SAS doctors and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Gynaecology Nurses, Midwives
  • Clinical governance and patient safety leads
  • Clinical and medical directors
  • Obstetric anaesthetists
  • Health professionals involved in the provision of women’s health care

Course organisers

Ms Louise Thomas, Head of Quality Improvement, RCOG

Mr Andrew Pickersgill

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


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

  • Standard rate: £355.00
  • Fellow, Member and Associate rate: £305.00
  • Trainee rate: £240.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £225.00

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 booking form, although if you book using this method you will not receive the £10 online discount.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Andreia Dias, Events Co-ordinator

Emily Tovar, Events Administrator

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Breckwold, Sponsorship and Exhibitions Lead

The Improving Quality of Women's Healthcare Organising Committee welcomes abstracts from quality improvement projects, research and audits.

All trainees, midwives, nurses, consultants, risk managers, quality managers and staff involved in clinical governance for women's healthcare are encouraged to submit their work. Abstracts should highlight lessons learnt and share good practice to improve patient care. We would particularly welcome submissions on the following themes:

  • Quality improvement in gynaecology services
  • Patient safety in women's healthcare
  • Involving women in any aspects of quality improvement
  • Developments to promote person-centred care
  • Audit and measurement

All abstracts should be completed on the submission form and sent to Andreia Dias via email at, by Monday 1 July 2019.

The highest scoring abstracts submitted for the oral category will be invited to make short 'Pecha Kucha' style presentations of 20 slides, at 20 seconds per slide, making for a fast-paced, highly visual style of presentation – for which a coaching call will be offered to the presenters. There will also be facilitated, themed walk-rounds of selected posters during the event and a prize for the best poster on the day.

Authors who are selected to make a Pecha Kucha oral presentation, or to display a poster will be notified via email, in early August 2019. Guidance will be provided on the style for oral presentation and design parameters for posters, once selected.


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