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 900 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 have dates coming up in Dewsbuey, Basildon, London and Norwich. We are liaising with hospitals in 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.
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 -