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Recognising & Responding to Maternal Deterioration: Implementing MEWS

Wed, 15 May 2024

Virtual, Online

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Join us for an inspiring and informative conference that aims to support you and your team to recognise and respond to maternal deterioration, improving care for expectant mothers and their new-borns.

We will explore how MEWS, NEWTT2 and the Perinatal Optimisation Care Pathway have been adopted in organisations across the country and the impact we have seen in recognising and responding to deterioration in maternity care. Case studies will be used to review guidelines and protocols for sepsis management and postpartum hemorrhage, as well as strategies to train and educate frontline staff for effective communication across teams.

"Many people are still not receiving the safe, good quality maternity care that they deserve”

Care Quality Commission, The state of health care and adult social care in England 2022/23 October 2023

“For the first time a common early warning score is being introduced to help to identify deterioration across all maternity units in England. The Maternity Early Warning Score (MEWS) tool will ensure that all staff and those cared for by maternity services benefit from a clear evidence-based system – and a common language to help escalate concerns. It will soon be rolled out across the country following a successful pilot”

The Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative, AHSN, 2022

“While maternal deaths are largely preventable with quality healthcare, they have either increased or stagnated in most regions of the world in the past five years. On average, a woman currently dies during pregnancy or childbirth every two minutes.”

BMJ February 2023

By attending this conference you will benefit from the expertise of obstetricians, midwives and researchers as they share invaluable insights, best practice and strategies for addressing deterioration in maternity care.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve recognition and response to deterioration in maternity care

  • Learn from those with lived experience to improve practice

  • Reflect on national developments and learning and how you can adopt and implement MEWS in your maternity service 

  • Update your knowledge on the Maternity Early Warning Score and how it applies to maternity services

  • Develop your skills in advanced maternity care practice and monitoring adherence

  • Ensure assurance and accountability for implementing MEWs in your organisation

  • Improving the early recognition and management of deterioration of either mother or baby during or soon after birth

  • Improve the communication of MEWS and NEWTT2 at the interface of care

  • Reflect on training and education in maternity services and how this can be supported and improved 

  • Understand how you can foster a culture of psychological safety in promoting teamwork

  • Identify key strategies for improving leadership, teamwork and culture in maternity services

  • Learn from leading obstetricians, midwives and researchers in best practice

  • Improve early recognition and learning from adverse outcomes 

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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