Workshop Choices for BICS:
Each group of workshops will run twice, maximising your opportunity to learn and share with your colleagues.
You can pick two workshops from A, B and C (six in total).
Workshops may be subject to change. Alternatives will be offered.
Workshop A (9.30am and 11am)
Lead – Professor Sara Kenyon
Induction of labour, an increasingly common intrapartum pathway of care, is a major strain on maternity services across the UK. This workshop will share some of the learning from a wide range of QI projects that have aimed to improve women’s’ experiences, reduce delays and improve safety.
Lead – Sonia Barnfield
The Assessment of Risk during the Maternity Pathway National Learning Report (March 2023) from HSIB (now Maternity and Neonatal Safety Investigations – MNSI www.mnsi.org.uk ) presented a thematic review of key learnings about risk assessment. This workshop will explore these findings and provide a forum to reflect on how this learning can improve safety in your own organisations.
Lead – Dr Ruth-Anna MacQueen
We all contribute to the culture within our own organisations - we shape it, and it shapes us. A positive safety culture has been identified as a key factor in improving the experience of care, outcomes for women and babies, and for supporting staff. This workshop will explore culture change and getting culture right in maternity care.
Lead – Dr Rachna Bahl
This workshop will provide an introduction to an evidence based structured approach to management of an impacted fetal head focussing on technical and non-technical skills. It will include hands on simulation training using bespoke models developed for impacted fetal head training.
Workshop B (12noon and 1.45pm)
Lead – Dr Susie Crowe
A good training environment that supports and facilitates learning is essential for doctors and midwives. What does that look like? How can we create that space? What can we influence?
Lead – Beth Attorre and Jenilee Harrison
The All Wales Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Standards were update in July 2023. The workshop will share learning from the NHS Wales work to support a standardised approach to practice and high quality education.
Lead – Dr Ellie Bard
A compact presentation of University College London Hospital’s SUPPORT bereavement course, this workshop will focus on communication around bereavement, to support healthcare professionals to provide compassionate care and work in partnership with parents.
Lead: Louise Pye
How best can we involve families during investigations? How best can we communicate with families? This workshop will share learning from Maternity and Neonatal Safety Investigations (MNSI), formerly the HSIB Maternity Investigation Programme.
Workshop C (11.20am and 12.20pm)
C1. British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) – what’s new in the world of neonatology
Lead – Dr Sarah Bates
BAPM www.bapm.org improves standards of perinatal care by supporting all those involved in perinatal care to optimise their skills and knowledge, promote high quality, safe and innovative practice, encourage research, and speak out for the needs of babies and their families.
This workshop will provide an update on developments in neonatology.
Lead – Molly O’Brien
Labour dystocia - ‘difficult labour’ - is the leading reason for obstetric interventions including primary caesarean birth. Currently the interventions commonly used have limited value while carrying significant risk. This workshop offers solutions that help resolve the root cause for the majority by optimising physiology using biomechanical techniques and positions.
Lead - Dr Lucy DeLloyd and Dr Dan Brunyseels
The OAA www.oaa-anaes.ac.uk promotes the highest standards of obstetric anaesthetic practice through knowledge and education for healthcare professionals. It also provides information for service users through the www.labourpains.org website.
This workshop will provide an update on developments in obstetric anaesthesia.
Lead – Dr Adam Jakes
How best can we care for women and birthing people with cardiac disease during the intrapartum period? This workshop will explore examples of best practice through the use of case studies.
Each workshop will run twice. Please book two workshops from Group A; two from Group B and two from Group C