Congratulations to The Hellenic British Midwifery Association (HBMA).
We are now pleased to announce The Hellenic British Midwifery Association (HBMA) as overall winner, following their workshop ‘Midwives leading the way with quality of care’ held on 5th May 2018. The event gave midwives and mothers the opportunity to work together to achieve improvements in the quality of care mothers receive during pregnancy and birth.
Theodora Loumousioti, member of the HBMA said: “IDM 2018 was a fantastic day, that gave us an opportunity to explore new models of midwifery leadership aiming to improve the quality of the care women receives. A massive thank you to the entire HBMA board for the excellent delivery of the event, all the service users and the HBMA members contributed to the fruitful discussion.”
HBMA will receive a signed copy of In SafeHands, produced by award winning film maker, photographer and Founder Director of Safehands for Mothers, Nancy Durrell McKenna.
Tayla Paige Hopkins, Student Midwife, University of Wolverhampton and 1st and 3rd year Student Midwives at the University of Suffolk were joint runners up. Details of their submissions can be found here.
The Hellenic British Midwifery Association (HBMA)
“In order to celebrate this year’s IDM 2018 we held a workshop on the 05/05/18.
As the theme for this year was ‘Midwives leading the way with quality of care’, we designed a workshop where midwives and mothers worked together on a common ground to achieve improvements in the quality of care mothers’ receive during their maternity journey.
The first part of the workshop was designed to allow mothers/ service users share their childbearing experiences. Meanwhile, the second part of the work shop was designed to serve the needs of a simple GAP Analysis on how the four major drivers for change such as; 1) Policy makers, 2) The midwives and the NHS 3) Research, Education & Clinical Training 4) Service Users can assist midwives in improving the quality of care they offer to women across the world.
This event provided an opportunity for all midwives to refuel their passion for midwifery and stimulated reflection about their own individual practice.
The whole process will certainly have a positive effect as all those midwives will return to work in the clinical and non-clinical field the following day, more willing to focus on the needs of the service users with respect to their individuality.”
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