The three year plan for maternity and neonatal services mentions 'compassion', listening to women and families and creating psychologically safe places for staff to work. The Ockenden and Kirkup reports highlighted that despite believing we are delivery compassionate care, this is often not the case. Staff are constantly challenged when pressure and targets which overwhelm us and our ability to deliver the care we aspire to.

If we are to move forwards from the challenges and scandals which our sector has faced then there is a need for staff to understand how to change culture and what compassionate care involves (beyond the common perception of simply 'being nice').

This webinar will develop our understanding of truly compassionate care and provide tools that may start units on their journey towards developing psychological informed, truly person centred care. 

Chair – Dr Ellie Atkins


  • The Anatomy of compassion
    Dr Ruth Butterworth and Dr Davy Evans
  • Psychologically informed care in the Ockenden review process
    Dr Kate Bohane
  • A parent and a professional's view of the importance and impact of compassion
  • Panel Discussion


4 July, 2:00-3:30pm

BAPM Members – Free

Non-members - £10

BAPM Member tickets

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
Non-member ticket £10.00
British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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