RCM Education Conference

Speakers

Ashton-May
Job title: senior midwife
Organisation: Health Education England

Sally began her career as a nurse ,becoming a midwife in 1991. A passionate midwife and experienced senior leader Sally worked in a variety of clinical and leadership roles across women’s and children’s services . Joining the East of England SHA in 2008, latterly Health Education England East she led a number of regional  programmes of work including midwifery ,nursing , health visiting and paramedics. In 2015 she became local office lead for the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme and was appointed as  Deputy Chief Nurse in 2018.  Sally is currently also supporting the National HEE Maternity Programme as senior midwife leading on the development of  the Registered Midwife Degree Apprenticeship, NMC Future Midwife and  development of the Maternity Support worker and supporting  Work Stream 5 : Maternity Transformation Programme.

Bourke
Job title: policy advisor
Organisation: RCM

Gabrielle has been a RCM Policy Advisor for four years, where higher education and apprenticeships is one of her specialist areas of work. Before working for the RCM, she led the WI’s campaign for More Midwives and wrote Support Overdue, a survey of women’s maternity experiences in England and Wales. Her Masters thesis is in History, where she researched and wrote the 80 year history of New Zealand’s oldest maternity hospital, St Helen’s of Auckland.

Busby
Job title: practice development midwife
Organisation : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Samantha has been a midwife for 9 years predominantly based in community and midwifery led units. Following working in South India within Sexual Health, Samantha has developed a flare for travel and in 2016 she worked in Myanmar within a Maternal and Child Health Systems Strengthening Programme.  It was here that Samantha designed and implemented a curriculum based in obstetric emergencies to up skill in service midwives and auxiliaries. Samantha is currently enjoying her role as a Practice Development Midwife in Birmingham and have ambitions to complete her Masters degree in public health to extend her educational reach.

Causer
Job title : practice development midwife
Organisation : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Adele is a Practice Development Midwife, born and raised in Birmingham with an eclectic midwifery past with a strong focus within bereavement services. In 2017 Adele was privileged to be part of the team that won the RCM award for Bereavement Care. Adele has always enjoyed teaching and supporting students which steered her into her current role where she has developed a flair for being creative with session planning to engage candidates. More recently Adele has developed her skills within high fidelity simulation and have launched an in-situ simulation programme.

Clark
Job title: chair
Organisation: Lead of Midwives Education Executive Group

Nicky is the Chair of the NMC Lead Midwife for Education Strategic reference group which is an active stakeholder group for midwifery education across the UK. Nicky qualified as a midwife in 1986.

Nicky has undertaken many national and international external collaborations across Europe and Asia providing expert advice on both programme approvals and institutional reviews. Nicky is a NMC quality assurance reviewer, a NTFS peer reviewer and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Nicky has and continues to be actively involved at a strategic level in national developments within midwifery. Nicky is extremely passionate about midwifery and is totally committed to ensuring quality and excellence in the education of all those who experience it.

Cole
Job title: senior lecturer
Organisation: University of Northampton

Melanie qualified as a midwife in 1994 and practised clinically in maternity units within the East Midlands. In 2000, she gained a joint role as midwife and Perinatal Resuscitation Officer for the NHS Foundation Trust hospital attending resuscitation and delivering multi-disciplinary training. Melanie became a Newborn Life Support Instructor (NLS) and has taught on 33 UK Resuscitation Council courses.

In 2015 Melanie joined the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer, recently completing an ‘MSc in Advanced Professional Practice’. Within this role Melanie developed her skills in active blended learning (ABL) uniquely applying them to the clinical skill of neonatal resuscitation.

Copping
Job title: midwifery, practice education facilitator
Organisation : Colchester Hospital

Samantha Copping is the Midwifery Practice Education Facilitator at ESNEFT – Colchester.  Before joining the Practice Education Team, Sam worked as a core member of staff on the low risk midwifery led unit and regularly facilitated Hypnobirthing parent education classes.   Sam is a NIPE practitioner, ALSO and NLS instructor, and regularly supports drills and skills teaching within maternity statutory training.  Sam embraces the use of simulation to support practice learning.

Davidson
Job title: practice development midwife
Organisation : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Ever since qualifying as a midwife, education has been a passion of mine. I am focused on ensuring the whole multi-professional team all get opportunities to learn and develop their skills to enhance their work satisfaction and boost retention. Undertaking a Masters degree in Education for Health Professionals has cultivated my drive to look for more innovative and creative ways to deliver training within health care that can have its effect on outcome evaluated. With a strong history of clinical work in a high risk delivery suite setting, I still enjoy rolling up my sleeves and supporting within the clinical environment as well as the classroom.

Hunter
Job title: RCM professor of midwifery and director
Organisation: WHO Collaborating Centre for Midwifery Development
Preston
Job title: teaching fellow
Organisation: Keele University

Jodie Preston is a midwifery teaching fellow at Keele University. After working as a rotational midwife for 13 years at UHNM, Jodie made the move into academia and transferred her
focus of providing high quality women centred care to ensuring students receive high quality, evidence based and engaging teaching. Jodie is the Award lead for the BsC Hons midwifery programme at Keele and the lead for a post registration midwifery module. Jodie’s interests lie in the clinical skills components, embedding simulation, and helping students to bridge the theory / practice gap.

Sanders
Job title: midwifery lecturer
Organisation: University of East Anglia

Ruth Sanders is a Midwifery Lecturer at the University of East Anglia and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Midwifery at Kings College London. Qualifying in 2014, Ruth worked in all practice areas before joining the academic midwifery community. With an educational background including drama, arts and humanities, her aim is to provide innovative learning experiences for midwifery students through reflective and creative methods.

Ruth is an invited collaborator and member of the Editorial Board for Midwives magazine for the Royal College of Midwives, and passionate Ambassador for Cavell Nurses Trust, enjoying contributing to various midwifery journals. Her main areas of interest are women’s decision-making, midwifery perspectives on pain in labour, and media representations of labour and birth.

Webster-Henderson
Job title: chair
Organisation: The Council of Deans of Health

Brian Webster-Henderson is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) at the University of Cumbria and a Professor of Nursing. He is the Chair of the Council of Deans of Health UK, the organisation that represents all 85 Universities across the UK who deliver nursing, midwifery and allied health education and research. Brian is both a mental health and an adult nurse and went straight into nursing from leaving school. He is an adjunct Professor at the John Hopkins University Baltimore and a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Brian holds degrees in politics, advanced practice and education and has worked in several Universities across the UK in a range of leadership positions.

Ashton-May
Job title: senior midwife
Organisation: Health Education England

Sally began her career as a nurse ,becoming a midwife in 1991. A passionate midwife and experienced senior leader Sally worked in a variety of clinical and leadership roles across women’s and children’s services . Joining the East of England SHA in 2008, latterly Health Education England East she led a number of regional  programmes of work including midwifery ,nursing , health visiting and paramedics. In 2015 she became local office lead for the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme and was appointed as  Deputy Chief Nurse in 2018.  Sally is currently also supporting the National HEE Maternity Programme as senior midwife leading on the development of  the Registered Midwife Degree Apprenticeship, NMC Future Midwife and  development of the Maternity Support worker and supporting  Work Stream 5 : Maternity Transformation Programme.

Bourke
Job title: policy advisor
Organisation: RCM

Gabrielle has been a RCM Policy Advisor for four years, where higher education and apprenticeships is one of her specialist areas of work. Before working for the RCM, she led the WI’s campaign for More Midwives and wrote Support Overdue, a survey of women’s maternity experiences in England and Wales. Her Masters thesis is in History, where she researched and wrote the 80 year history of New Zealand’s oldest maternity hospital, St Helen’s of Auckland.

Busby
Job title: practice development midwife
Organisation : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Samantha has been a midwife for 9 years predominantly based in community and midwifery led units. Following working in South India within Sexual Health, Samantha has developed a flare for travel and in 2016 she worked in Myanmar within a Maternal and Child Health Systems Strengthening Programme.  It was here that Samantha designed and implemented a curriculum based in obstetric emergencies to up skill in service midwives and auxiliaries. Samantha is currently enjoying her role as a Practice Development Midwife in Birmingham and have ambitions to complete her Masters degree in public health to extend her educational reach.

Causer
Job title : practice development midwife
Organisation : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Adele is a Practice Development Midwife, born and raised in Birmingham with an eclectic midwifery past with a strong focus within bereavement services. In 2017 Adele was privileged to be part of the team that won the RCM award for Bereavement Care. Adele has always enjoyed teaching and supporting students which steered her into her current role where she has developed a flair for being creative with session planning to engage candidates. More recently Adele has developed her skills within high fidelity simulation and have launched an in-situ simulation programme.

Clark
Job title: chair
Organisation: Lead of Midwives Education Executive Group

Nicky is the Chair of the NMC Lead Midwife for Education Strategic reference group which is an active stakeholder group for midwifery education across the UK. Nicky qualified as a midwife in 1986.

Nicky has undertaken many national and international external collaborations across Europe and Asia providing expert advice on both programme approvals and institutional reviews. Nicky is a NMC quality assurance reviewer, a NTFS peer reviewer and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Nicky has and continues to be actively involved at a strategic level in national developments within midwifery. Nicky is extremely passionate about midwifery and is totally committed to ensuring quality and excellence in the education of all those who experience it.

Cole
Job title: senior lecturer
Organisation: University of Northampton

Melanie qualified as a midwife in 1994 and practised clinically in maternity units within the East Midlands. In 2000, she gained a joint role as midwife and Perinatal Resuscitation Officer for the NHS Foundation Trust hospital attending resuscitation and delivering multi-disciplinary training. Melanie became a Newborn Life Support Instructor (NLS) and has taught on 33 UK Resuscitation Council courses.

In 2015 Melanie joined the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer, recently completing an ‘MSc in Advanced Professional Practice’. Within this role Melanie developed her skills in active blended learning (ABL) uniquely applying them to the clinical skill of neonatal resuscitation.

Copping
Job title: midwifery, practice education facilitator
Organisation : Colchester Hospital

Samantha Copping is the Midwifery Practice Education Facilitator at ESNEFT – Colchester.  Before joining the Practice Education Team, Sam worked as a core member of staff on the low risk midwifery led unit and regularly facilitated Hypnobirthing parent education classes.   Sam is a NIPE practitioner, ALSO and NLS instructor, and regularly supports drills and skills teaching within maternity statutory training.  Sam embraces the use of simulation to support practice learning.

Davidson
Job title: practice development midwife
Organisation : University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Ever since qualifying as a midwife, education has been a passion of mine. I am focused on ensuring the whole multi-professional team all get opportunities to learn and develop their skills to enhance their work satisfaction and boost retention. Undertaking a Masters degree in Education for Health Professionals has cultivated my drive to look for more innovative and creative ways to deliver training within health care that can have its effect on outcome evaluated. With a strong history of clinical work in a high risk delivery suite setting, I still enjoy rolling up my sleeves and supporting within the clinical environment as well as the classroom.

Hunter
Job title: RCM professor of midwifery and director
Organisation: WHO Collaborating Centre for Midwifery Development
Preston
Job title: teaching fellow
Organisation: Keele University

Jodie Preston is a midwifery teaching fellow at Keele University. After working as a rotational midwife for 13 years at UHNM, Jodie made the move into academia and transferred her
focus of providing high quality women centred care to ensuring students receive high quality, evidence based and engaging teaching. Jodie is the Award lead for the BsC Hons midwifery programme at Keele and the lead for a post registration midwifery module. Jodie’s interests lie in the clinical skills components, embedding simulation, and helping students to bridge the theory / practice gap.

Sanders
Job title: midwifery lecturer
Organisation: University of East Anglia

Ruth Sanders is a Midwifery Lecturer at the University of East Anglia and a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Midwifery at Kings College London. Qualifying in 2014, Ruth worked in all practice areas before joining the academic midwifery community. With an educational background including drama, arts and humanities, her aim is to provide innovative learning experiences for midwifery students through reflective and creative methods.

Ruth is an invited collaborator and member of the Editorial Board for Midwives magazine for the Royal College of Midwives, and passionate Ambassador for Cavell Nurses Trust, enjoying contributing to various midwifery journals. Her main areas of interest are women’s decision-making, midwifery perspectives on pain in labour, and media representations of labour and birth.

Webster-Henderson
Job title: chair
Organisation: The Council of Deans of Health

Brian Webster-Henderson is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) at the University of Cumbria and a Professor of Nursing. He is the Chair of the Council of Deans of Health UK, the organisation that represents all 85 Universities across the UK who deliver nursing, midwifery and allied health education and research. Brian is both a mental health and an adult nurse and went straight into nursing from leaving school. He is an adjunct Professor at the John Hopkins University Baltimore and a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Brian holds degrees in politics, advanced practice and education and has worked in several Universities across the UK in a range of leadership positions.