Fighting the Fear: Providing positive maternity care in a litigation culture

We are delighted to announce an exciting event to be held on 30 September in London.

“Fighting the Fear: Providing positive maternity care in a litigation culture” offers a day of supportive discussion and reflection about fear of litigation, its impact on maternity care and strategies for overcoming it. We will hear from leading lawyers and midwives in constructive sessions designed to improve understanding, confidence and assertiveness in those who support women during pregnancy and birth.

It will be held at Conway Hall, home to the South Place Ethical Society, on High Holborn, London WC1R 4RL.

This is a low-cost event (£35 per ticket) aimed specifically at midwives and will be particularly useful to those working within the NHS. During the day we aim to inspire confidence in each delegate by:

– giving accurate information on how clinical negligence law can impact on midwifery
– discussing how fear around litigation can affect midwives, their practice and the women they care for
– providing positive discussion and strategies to combat the fear and confusion that our litigation culture can produce

We will welcome speakers including Hannah Dahlen, Sheena Byrom, Mary Nolan, Alison Brown and Janet Sayers. Fiona Timmins will also join us in the afternoon to offer assertiveness training, with strategies specifically developed for midwives. We will be seeking, and expect to receive, RCM accreditation for the event.

Programme available here.
Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite.


In advance of the event, we are surveying midwives on their experiences of assertiveness in the workplace. Please take our survey!

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