Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2003
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2003
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Monday 29 September


10.00am Welcome and Introduction
Dr Tracey Johnston, Consultant Obstetrician, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

Chair: Professor William Dunlop, President, RCOG, London

10.05am A hundred years of childbirth
Dr Tracey Johnston

10.20am Promoting normal birth
Frances Day-Stirk, Director of Learning, Research & Practice Development, Royal College of Midwives

10.40am Impact of obstetric and midwifery practice on women
Ms Mary Newburn, Head of Policy Research, National Childbirth Trust

11.00am Women’s expectation of childbirth

11.20am Discussion

11.40am COFFEE

12.10pm The Birth Centre
Mrs Jane Walker, Consultant Midwife, Maternity Department, Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, London

12.30pm Midwife led care
Mr R J Porter, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath

12.50pm Consultant led care

1.10pm Discussion

1.30pm LUNCH

Chair: Dr Tracey Johnston

2.30pm Evidence to support practice
Dr Rebecca Black, Subspecialty Trainee in Fetal Maternal Medicine, John Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

3.00pm Art versus science
Professor James O Drife, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Infirmary, Leeds

3.30pm Factors influencing normality
Professor Leslie Page, Head of Midwifery and MAT Services, The Royal Free Hospital, London

4.00pm Discussion

4.30pm CLOSE

Tuesday 30 September

Chair: Mr Derek Tuffnell, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bradford Royal Infirmary, West Yorkshire

9.00am Principles of risk management
Dr Helen Scholefield, Consultant Obstetrician, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

9.20am CNST maternity standards
Mrs Susan Jolliffe, CNST

9.40am Risk assessment
Dr Janet Wright, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bradford Royal Infirmary

10.00am Discussion

10.30am COFFEE

11.00am Developing no blame culture and offering support after adverse events
Dr Sally Adams, Assistant Director of Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Agency, London

11.20am Theories of root cause analysis
Dr Sue Osbourne, National Patient Safety Agency, London

11.50am Root cause analysis: A practical demonstration
· Mr Derek Tuffnell
· Mr Burt Burtun, Training and Communications Manager, NHSLA / Willis

12.30pm Discussion

1.00pm LUNCH

Chair: Miss Sara Patterson-Brown, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London

2.00pm Audit – How to develop priorities involving patients and feedback
Mr Peter Young, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent

2.20pm Developing a National Guideline
Professor A A Calder, Head, Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, University of Edinburgh

2.40pm Implementing National Guidelines in a local setting
Mr Tim Draycott, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

3.00pm Discussion

3.15pm TEA

3.45pm Intrapartum care – a user view
Mrs Gillian Fletcher, President, National Childbirth Trust

4.15pm Debriefing following childbirth
Dr Tina Lavender, Reader in Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

4.45pm The benefits of intrapartum research
Professor S Arulkumaran, Department of Clinical Developmental Sciences, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London

5.05pm Discussion


Wednesday 1 October

Chair: Mr Charles Cox, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Urology, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

9.00am Emergency behaviour
Dr Chris Sadler, Consultant Anaesthetist and Director, Barts and The London Medical Simulation Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London

9.25am How to set up scenarios and drills
§ Dr Kate Grady, Consultant Anaesthetist, South Manchester University Hospital, Wythenshaw, Manchester
§ Mr Charles Cox

9.55am The art of triage
· Dr Diana Fothergill, Consultant Obstetrician and Clinical Director, The Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
· Dr Susie Houghton, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust, West Midlands

10.20am Discussion

10.30am COFFEE

Chair: Miss Sara Patterson-Brown

11.00am Surgical techniques for caesarean section
Miss Sara Patterson-Brown

11.20am Assessment of surgical technique
Mr Peter Niven, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, St Michaels Hospital, Bristol

11.40am Introduction to operative vaginal delivery
Mr Kim Hinshaw, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

12 noon The management of the baby who is breech (single + twin)
Mr Steve Walkinshaw, Consultant in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

12.20pm Discussion

12.30pm LUNCH

ALL delegates will attend each of the lectures and drills in rotation during the afternoon. You will be notified of your group allocation on arrival at the course.

GROUP A - Lectures
Chair: Mr Mike Wyldes, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

1.30pm Repair of 3rd and 4th degree tears
Mr Abdul Sultan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey

2.00pm Cervical cerclage
Professor P Bennett, Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London

2.30pm Advanced techniques for massive haemorrhage
Mr Mike Wyldes

GROUP B - Drills

1.30pm Drills (30 minutes each) for triage and moulages

1. Shoulder dystocia after instrumental delivery
· Miss Sara Patterson-Brown
· Dr Tracey Johnston
· Mr Steve Walkinshaw
· Dr Diana Fothergill
· Mr Kim Hinshaw
· Dr Susie Houghton

2. Maternal collapse due to massive haemorrhage
· Dr Kate Grady
· Mr Charles Cox
· Dr Chris Saddler
· Dr Anne May, Consultant Anaesthetist, Leicester Royal Infirmary
· Dr Felicity Plaat, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London
· Miss Gubby Ayida, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

3. Neonatal resuscitation
Dr Paul Mannix, Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Associate Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics and Neonatology, Barts and The London NHS Trust

3.00pm TEA

3.30pm GROUP A - Drills (as above)
GROUP B - Lectures (as above)

5.00pm Feedback and discussion

5.30pm CLOSE

Thursday 2 October

Chair: Dr Paul Mannix

9.00am Survival and outcome statistics for neonatal intensive care
Professor Kate Costeloe, Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Child Health, Homerton University Hospital, London

9.25am Resuscitation at the limits of viability
Mr Michael Hird, Consultant Paediatrician, Neonatal Unit, Royal London Hospital

9.50am Stillbirth or livebirth–the importance of documentation of signs of life?
Professor Malcolm Chiswick, Consultant Paediatrician and Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Child Health, Central Manchester Hospitals

10.15am The importance of perinatal pathology
Professor Neil McIntosh, Professor of Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh

10.40am Discussion

11.00am COFFEE

11.30am Communication within the neonatal team
Professor Andrew Wilkinson, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Oxford

11.55am Communication with the family
Dr Sandie Bohin, Consultant Neonatologist, Women’s and Perinatal Directorate, Leicester Royal Infirmary

12.20pm Discussion

12.40pm LUNCH

Chair: Dr Anne May

1.45pm The positive aspects of pain in childbirth: An anaesthetists’ perspective
Mr Chris Elton, Consultant Anaesthetist, Leicester Royal Infirmary

2.15pm Endogenous pain relief and stress reduction in pregnancy, childbirth and lactation: A midwifes’ perspective
Ms Mary McNabb, Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Midwifery Studies, Department of Midwifery, Women’s Health & Complementary Therapies, South Bank University, London

2.45pm The effect of epidural analgesia on labour outcome, short and long term
Dr Donal Buggy, Honorary Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Consultant Anaesthetist, Mater Hospital, NUI, Dublin

3.15pm Discussion

3.30pm TEA

4.00pm Working as a team. What has the anaesthetist to offer?
Dr Vicki Clark

4.30pm General Anaesthesia. When is it necessary?
Dr Anne May

5.00pm Discussion

5.15pm CLOSE

Friday 3 October

Chair: Mrs Gillian Fletcher

9.00am Auditing care on the labour ward
Mr M Robson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Wycombe General Hospital, High Wycombe

9.20am Discussion

9.30am Maintaining skills on the labour ward
Mr Steve Walkinshaw

9.50am Discussion


10.00am Following up an incident from a legal view
Mr Brian Capstick, Capsticks Solicitors

10.20am Discussion

10.30am Anatomy of a claim
Ms Janice Smith, Capsticks Solicitors

10.50am Discussion

11.00am TEA

11.30am Mock trial: Demonstrating the pitfalls

1.30pm Verdict and discussion

2.00pm CLOSE with LUNCH