The iHV is delighted to announce that bookings are open for the ‘Delivering different news to families by healthcare professionals’ webinar.

This ‘must see’ event is scheduled for Friday 4 March 2022 between 13:30–14:30.

The webinar will share research findings on different approaches to delivering different news which will equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to ensure that parents are supported with care, compassion and sensitivity when they need it the most.

The first 1001 days, from conception to the time a child reaches two years of age, are critical for their physical, emotional and cognitive development. When it is identified that a baby has a disability or illness during this period, it can present as a different parenting journey from the usual expectations. Delivering this type of different news to parents must be done sensitively and compassionately by professionals.

We have some fantastic speakers lined up for this event including:

  • Angie Emrys-Jones – Parent with lived experience
    Angie will talk about her middle child who is gifted with an extra chromosome. She will highlight what made her family extraordinary (yet fantastically ordinary at the same time) that awoke a passion to share the lived family perspective of having a child with a learning disability in today’s world.
  • Dr Esther Mugweni – Public Health Intelligence Manager
    Esther was the chief investigator for the HEE-funded study to develop a training intervention to improve how healthcare professionals inform families about their child having a congenital anomaly in the first 1001 days of life. Esther is an experienced strategic leader in applied Public Health research and evaluation, impacting health, policy and practice.
  • Dr Judith Johnson – Clinical Psychologist
    Judith is an expert in news delivery in obstetric ultrasound. Her INDIRA news delivery guidelines for delivering news in ultrasound have been incorporated into the Society and College of Radiographers and British Medical Ultrasound Society guidelines, and are now acting as the foundation for a Communication Coaching intervention which is being evaluated in sonographers.

Event details:

Title: Delivering different news to families by healthcare professionals webinar 
 Friday 4 March 2022
Time: 13:30–14:30.
Location: Online virtual event

Thanks to specific project funding, this webinar is a free event to attendees.

The webinar is suitable for Health Visitors, Midwives, GPs, Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and Radiologists.