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Celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2016

9th May 2016

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (L&D) held a conference last Thursday (5 May) to mark ‘International Day of the Midwife 2016’ in celebration of the role of the midwife around the world and to showcase best practice.

More than 100 staff attended the event, whose theme this year was, ‘Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery’.

Guest speakers included some of the leading names in Midwifery, made up of leading midwifery researchers, academics and specialists, who gave captivating and thought provoking presentations on a wide range of topics from professional practice to evidence based care.

Stella Roberts, Consultant Midwife at the L&D, said: I would like to thank all our guest speakers, our local Royal College of Midwives branch and all those who attended for making the conference such a great success. It is the first time we have held an event like this at the L&D, offering a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and information, network, and celebrate our achievements as midwives.”

She continued: “The motivating and inspiring talks will enable our maternity department to consider the inspiring opportunities ahead of us as we develop our service in line with the ‘Better Births National Maternity Review’.”