Being Open for Community Midwives webinar

10 Feb 2023 10:00 - 12:00 Online attendance Free

An immersive and interactive webinar for Community Midwives working in NHS Tayside. This session aims to address communication challenges when supporting families and staff when an adverse events happens and through the subsequent review process

Participants will watch a real time interactive demonstration led by EC4H tutors. Participants will have the opportunity throughout the demonstration to contribute suggestions and feedback to the tutor team via the chat box.

This webinar is open to community midwives from NHS Tayside only

Topics at the webinar often include:

• Difficult conversations

• Significant Adverse event process

• Importance of language and suggestions about helpful approaches

• Being open about adverse events • Effective escalation and professional communication

• Handling anger and emotional distress

• Giving information and support to people who have been involved in an adverse event

Learning Outcomes

In this advanced clinical communication webinar participants will:

• review their current practice in communicating with patients and their relatives,

• identify personal learning objectives and develop strategies for addressing these within a supported peer learning group

• critique and apply relevant literature/ theory on effective communication

• evaluate and respond to patient/relative perspectives

• identify ways of increasing communication effectiveness

• exchange ideas and experiences with colleagues


Being Open for Community Midwives webinar

Date: 10 Feb 2023
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Tutor team

Dr Judith Orme

EC4H Senior Tutor

Dr Judith Orme is a Consultant Neonatologist in Edinburgh. She joined the EC4H Tutor Team in 2018 and delivers EC4H workshops and Being Open training to staff in NHS Lothian and our partner boards.

Dr Viv Franklin

Lead EC4H Being Open Tutor

Dr Vivian Franklin has been a consultant in obstetrics in Ayrshire since 2011. She is the lead for Maternity Clinical Risk Management and has worked with the EC4H team to implement the Being Open process in maternity services in Ayrshire since 2018. Through this she undertook EC4H tutor training with a focus on the Being Open process. GMC no - 4706207