Effective Communication Throughout Pregnancy

Date and time
Tuesday, 9 July 2024
09.00 - 16.10

Enterprise Centre
Bridge Street

About the session

Communication and breaking bad news are some of the most difficult aspects to learn in obstetrics. This study day features several presentations from professionals involved with different stages of the pregnancy journey (including CMW, EPA nurse, fetal medicine consultant, and the bereavement midwife).

Many sonographers do not get the opportunity to interact with these professionals in a clinical setting, however, they can provide valuable insight into the role of the sonographer, particularly focusing on the communication patients receive at different stages and how the information given by sonographers can impact the patient experience.

Students and experienced sonographers are welcome.

Session Agenda

Time Session Facilitator
9am Arrival - drinks on arrival
9:30am Welcome Gillian Coleman 
9:45am - 10:30am Consent-booking appointment EPAU nurse Community Midwife - Beth Elliott 
10.30am - 11.15am  Communicating uncertain scan findings Stephanie Grayling (NUH)
11.15am - 11.30am Comfort Break
11.30am - 12.15pm The role of the bereavement midwife Bereavement midwife
12:15pm - 1pm Breaking bad news: how much is too much? Fetal med consultant - Amita Mehendru (NUH)
1pm - 2pm Lunch break
2pm - 3pm The Parent, The Child with Down’s Syndrome and the NHS: A long term relationship Naomi Shiner
3pm - 4pm The Sonographer feels it too: Sonographer wellbeing Sarah Leslie / Rebekah Tzavaras
4pm - 4:10pm Close Rebecca Ridgley

Event information

  • Stephanie Grayling
  • Dr Amita Mehendru
  • Naomi Shiner
  • Sarah Leslie
  • Rebekah Tzavaras

£120 per person, including lunch and refreshments.

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Please note: we require a minimum number of 30 attendees for this session to run. If we are unable to run the session, we will issue full refunds.

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