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Celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2017

Midwives from the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) and from around the UK celebrated International Day of the Midwife on 5 May with a conference to showcase best practice, and to present the Trust’s annual midwifery awards.

Guest speakers included some of the leading names in UK Midwifery, made up of 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.

Topics included ‘Inspiring midwifery’, ‘Sepsis’, ‘Hypnobirthing, Antenatal support and preparation’, and ‘Staff well-being’.

Stella Roberts, Consultant Midwife at the L&D, said: I would like to thank all our guest speakers, our local Royal College of Midwives (RCM) branch and all those who attended for making the conference such a great success. This is our second conference at the L&D, offering a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and information, network, and celebrate our achievements as midwives.”

The annual midwifery awards, the first to be held at the L&D, were presented by Trust Chairman, Simon Linnett to Mary Edmondson, Jayne McLean, Piper Carla-louise, Michelle Causer, Giselle Cook, Elizabeth Godwin, Kelly Belcher, Christine Mcmahon, Tina Mccann, Emma Sherwood and Ward 32.

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