Royal College of Midwives President to chair forum at NNUH

On Saturday 16th November 2013, Professor Lesley Page, President of the Royal College of Midwives will be chairing an Afternoon Forum where midwives, student midwives and those interested in issues of childbirth and maternity services are due to attend, at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

Lesley Page became president of the Royal College of Midwives in April 2012 and is the first professor of midwifery in the UK. She is a renowned international academic, advocate and activist for midwives, mothers and babies with more than 32 years’ midwifery experience and has worked and lectured in 13 different countries.

This forum chaired by Professor Page will form part of a series of afternoon presentations on the current issues in maternity services. Other presentations include Dr Mary Stewart, research Midwife at University College London and Elizabeth Prochaska, Human Rights barrister.

Deborah Caine, Midwifery Lecturer for NNUH and organiser of this event said “We are really honoured to have president of the Royal College of Midwives come and share her knowledge with us”.

Professor Lesley Page said “It is a great honour and a privilege to visit the NNUH and to chair this Forum. Maternity care is the earliest health intervention of them all and getting it right for babies and parents is an important part of supporting families and building good health for later in life and provides the best possible start in family life.”

This event is taking place form 12.00 – 5.00pm on Saturday 16th November in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre at the NNUH. Anyone interested in attending should contact either Sarah Ardizzone or Deborah Caine

Thursday 14th of November 2013 09:00:57 AM