What has the AIMS Campaigns Team been up to this quarter?

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AIMS Journal, 2023, Vol 35, No 1

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Other quarterly updates

By the AIMS Campaigns Team

Written outputs:

Conferences and meetings attended:

  • 7th November: NHS-E Maternity & Neonatal Service User Voices online event
  • 10th November: Charities and Service Users Maternity Continuity Network meeting
  • 10th November: Virtual launch of MBRRACE-UK Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care report 2022
  • 12th November: AIMS Volunteers meeting
  • 15th November: Maternity Matters - A Focus on Baby Loss
  • 22nd November: Challenging Practice in Maternity Care - run by Health Service Executive, Ireland, for the West of Ireland area
  • 23rd November: GMC (General Medicine Council) Patient Roundtable
  • 24th November: Maternity Transformation Programme (MTP) Stakeholder Council meeting
  • 1st December: Charities and Service Users Maternity Continuity Network meeting
  • 1st December: NHS England Board meeting
  • 3rd December: ARM (Association of Radical Midwives) Conference, Continuity of Carer. Presentation on behalf of AIMS
  • 8th December: QMNC (Quality Maternal and Newborn Care) Research 'watch party'
  • 13th December: Oxford Brookes seminar. Positive reciprocal partnerships between women, maternity clinicians, educators, and researchers: challenges and opportunities
  • 14th December: AIMS mini presentation at Maternity & Midwifery Hour
  • 15th December: MTP Stakeholder Council - Delivery Plan Engagement Session
  • 18th January: QMNC Research 'watch party'
  • 24th and 27th January: MTP Stakeholder Council related meetings
  • 31st January: MTP Stakeholder Council

Throughout the period:

  • Midwifery Hour, Wednesday evenings
  • Various Continuity of Carer related and other 1-1 meetings

What we’ve been reading:

What we’ve been watching:

Thanks to all the AIMS campaigns Volunteers who have made this work possible. We are very keen to expand our campaigns team work, so please do get in touch with campaigns@aims.org.uk if you’d like to help!


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