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Handling Concerns about Fitness to Practise of Midwives: Managing Complaints and Concerns about Midwives and Supporting Midwives in Difficulty

Monday 18 March 2019
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Handling Concerns about Fitness to Practise of Midwives: Managing Complaints and Concerns about Midwives and Supporting Midwives in Difficulty
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This conference will support you to improve processes and practice with regard to handling complaints and concerns about midwives in light of the NMC new approach to fitness to practise which was launched in September 2018.
Chaired by Jacqui Williams, Senior Midwifery Education Advisor Education and Standards Directorate, and with an opening address from Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Head of Maternity Children & Young People & National Maternity Safety Champion, this conference will include national developments and case studies from experienced Directors of Nursing at NHS Trusts on how to effectively manage complaints or concerns about midwifery practice whilst supporting the nurse involved and ensuring patient safety. The conference will update delegates on the revised NMC fitness to practise procedures which put more emphasis on local resolution.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the management of concerns regarding midwifery practise
  • Reflect on national developments including understanding the implications of the new NMC fitness to practise process
  • Learn from outstanding practice in supporting midwives in difficulty
  • Improve the way your identify and investigate complaints and concerns about midwives
  • Understanding what can be managed at a local level and what needs to go to the NMC
  • Develop your skills in investigating concerns whilst ensuring patient safety and adherence to disciplinary and legal aspects of any investigation
  • Understand how it feels to be a subject of a performance or fitness to practise concern
  • Explore contextual factors surrounding mistakes at each stage of decision-making process
  • Develop your skills in supporting midwives who have a physical or mental health issue including work related stress
  • Identify key strategies for remedial action
  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice


 

 

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