Place of Birth - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Birmingham Healthcare Partners
  • Royal College of Midwives_Partnership Logo
  • Health Education England

About the Place of Birth programme

‘Discussing Place of Birth Options with Healthy Low-risk Women’, and ‘Becoming a Place of Birth Lead’ are e-learning sessions developed by midwives, for midwives, to support women in their birth place decisions.  They are also suitable for others working with pregnant women, such as obstetricians, maternity support workers and GPs.

The first session aims to ensure that midwives (and other professionals) have the essential knowledge about safety, intervention and transfer rates for different birth place options.

The second session is for midwives who have completed the first session, and agreed with their manager to become ‘Place of Birth Leads’ in their team, to support their colleagues in improving their place of birth discussions with women.

This programme is the result of a collaboration between midwives at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, researchers from the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Midwives, and  supported by funding from the NIHR CLAHRC programme. All the supporting materials for this programme have been written by subject specialists and experts in this field.

Meet the team

  • Scott Mountifield

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Sara Kenyon

    Prof. Sara Kenyon

    Project Lead, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
  • Beck Taylor

    Dr. Beck Taylor

    Project Lead, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
  • Lia Brigante

    Lia Brigante

    Quality & Standards Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
  • Leanne Hargreaves

    Stakeholder Officer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Laura Goodwin

    Project Lead, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
  • Alice Denham

    Alice Denham

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Place of Birth programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section. Learning section.

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