Success for midwifery research showcase
Almost a hundred delegates attended the third annual Midwifery
& Women's Health Research Showcase, held at Saint Mary's
Hospital on 3rd February.
one-day event was organised by The Midwifery and Women's Health
Research Group at The University of Manchester and Saint Mary's
Hospital. Open to any health professional interested in
midwifery and women's health research developments, presentations
covered topics ranging from care during pregnancy and labour to
improving care after stillbirth.
The keynote speaker was Dr Sara Kenyon of the Royal College of
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists' Clinical Study Group for
Intrapartum Care. She updated delegates on important issues
in intrapartum research. Other speakers looked at the public
health dimension of maternal care, and also women's experience of
ante- and post-natal care.
Research Midwife Co-ordinator Suzanne Thomas, one of the
organisers, thanked both speakers and delegates for supporting the
event. "We had a significant increase in numbers this year,
with more than half the delegates coming from outside
Manchester," she said.
"It's particularly exciting that several colleagues who attended
in previous years with an initial interest in research have been
able to pursue this and apply for research midwife posts. Several
midwives also commented that they will take the recommendations for
practice based on the research presented at the showcase back to
Delegate comments included:
"a friendly event with brief overviews of lots of projects -
all very applied and accessible.."
"excellent range of speakers and well organised.."
"excellent value for money.."
"interesting speakers with good opportunities for