For a Better Birth

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services

AIMS... at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than fifty years.

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CELEBRATING CONTINUITY – Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice

A ONE DAY CONFERENCE IN LONDON Organised by a collaboration of:
AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services)
Neighbourhood Midwives
Positive Birth Movement
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, home of Serenity and Halcyon Birth Centres
Sponsored and supported by the Royal College of Midwives.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00

King's College - Franklin Wilkins Building. King’s Waterloo Campus, London SE1 9NN View Map

Whether you are a woman expecting a baby, a commissioner or a chief executive choosing and providing local services, or a midwife, student midwife or doctor giving care; whoever you are or whatever your role, ‘Celebrating Continuity’ is the most important maternity care conference of 2016 and is not to be missed.

BARONESS CUMBERLEGE Independent Chair of the 2015 National Maternity Review
LESLEY PAGE President of the Royal College of Midwives

Early bird tickets only £66 and available now from Eventbrite

While the evidence, policy and demand for more continuity of carer models has never been stronger, in today’s fragmented and overburdened maternity service, the reality of having a midwife you know and trust can feel further away than ever. The opportunities to practice in this way are few and far between and, where they do happen, they often start out in a burst of energy and hope and then either fall at the first hurdle or are gradually eroded over time.

Why Attend

Conference Programme

We are delighted to confirm our programme for the day on 'Celebrating Continuity' and to celebrate we are extending the early bird price for one more week to the 21st March.

We will be sending out a short questionnaire to all delegates which will include preferred choices for the workshop sessions. Book now and get involved in what we hope will be the start of a new movement for change. We look forward to seeing you there.

How to register

You can find more details and book your place here

Attendee Early Bird - £66 incl VAT (now until 21 March)
Attendee Full Price - £84 incl VAT
Attendee Group of 5 discounted (10%)

We hope students (and any other interested groups) will take advantage of the group discounts available collectively, thereby enabling access to this exciting conference at a reduced price.

As the organising committee for the conference, we thought long and hard about offering discounts for student midwives but we wanted to keep the overall price as low as possible for all those who are not able to afford too high a price for the ticket. We hope that by offering an early bird price for as long as possible, students and other low waged delegates will take advantage of the opportunity to attend this landmark conference held in a London venue with great speakers and full catering.

NEW AIMS WEBSITE - Please help us fundraise

AIMS needs to raise £6,000 for the development of a new website. Many women tell us that they wished that they had found AIMS earlier. AIMS has a huge resource of information which we want to share. We want everyone to have easy access to well researched, documented evidence of all aspects of pregnancy and birth. Our old website has served us well for nearly two decades, but we urgently need a new one that will be MUCH MORE user friendly, attractive, engaging and containing more information in formats which will be accessible to a wider audience; particularly to families who are experiencing maternity care for the first time.

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