Tell it Right, Start it Right

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Since the successful launch of our Royal College Of Midwives (RCM) accredited training 'Tell It Right, Start it Right' in July 2010, we have been liaising with antenatal screening coordinators and heads of midwifery services throughout England and Wales to ensure that as many professionals as possible our informative and interactive study day.

In the past year we have trained over 1200 midwives and related health professionals covering Stockport, South Wales, Birmingham, Sailsbury, Northampton, Hull, Luton and Dunstable, Poole, Liverpool, Bolton, Exeter, Belfast, Derry, Yeovil, Hillingdon, Gloucester, fairfield (NW Pennies), Worthing, Nottingham, Colchester, Airedale, Cambridge, West Middlesex, Burton 0n Trent, Sheffield, Stoke and Mid Wales. 

In 2013 we provided training in Dewsbuey, Basildon, London, Norwich, Bristol, York, Oxford, Woolwich, Southend and with Universities in Bristol and East Anglia.  Also following recent developments into the research project into a non-invasive blood test we will be targeting King's College and Meadway in 2014.

Our key objective is to ensure that health professionals have up to date, accurate and balanced information about living with Down's syndrome in 2014.  This knowledge which will assist them to support expectant parents through the screening process by sharing the information in a non-directive manner.

Another key element of the training is to improve the way that new parents are told that their baby has Down's syndrome.  Feedback has been positive, many people commenting that the training should be mandatory for all staff working in maternity services. 

Comments made by professional who have attended the Tell It Right, Start it Right Training -

  • Very informative - a must for ALL health professionals.

  • How to share information and give support can be very important and impact dramatically upon parents, parents aprreciate honesty.

  • I feel much better prepared to provide information and support regarding Down's syndrome.