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International Maternity Awards (#IMExpo)

Tuesday 12 November 2019, Millennium Gloucester Hotel

The first International Maternity Awards dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 12 November at the prestigious Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington and is a unique opportunity to recognise and celebrate the winners of the Inaugural International Maternity Awards.

Streamed live and available on demand after the ceremony, the awards will be viewed around the world via international professional associations, maternity networks, YouTube, dedicated Vimeo channels and academic portals.

Nominations are now sought in the categories below:

RESEARCH AWARDS

RESEARCH INNOVATION AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all midwives, doctors, maternity support workers, teams, companies, suppliers, tech providers, charities and employers.

Description

This award is to recognise and celebrate research innovation that influences maternity care provision, outcomes and organisation, including: improvements in safety, wellbeing, outcomes, staff and service development.

Research may focus on science, health, management, leadership or psycho-social research, but should demonstrate impact on maternity services.

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT IN MATERNITY AWARD

Eligibility

Postgraduate and recent masters/PhD awardees, for work while a postgraduate student that impacts on maternity services.

Description

For medical, midwifery or other maternity workers (eg other health care professionals/doulas/infant feeding support workers); specifically for postgraduate researchers or postgraduate students/student group work.

CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations are open to all clinical researchers, teams and individuals that are shaping clinical research in maternity services.

Description

This award is to recognise and celebrate clinical researchers and teams that are influencing maternity care provision, outcomes and organisation, including: improvements in safety, wellbeing, outcomes, staff and service.

EDUCATION AWARDS

EDUCATION INNOVATION AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all universities, schools of midwifery, government departments, education departments, midwives, doctors, HCPs, teams, companies suppliers, tech providers, charities and employers.

Description

Awarded for the development and delivery of innovative education programmes/curricula/modules/packages that aim to and can demonstrate impact for maternity care delivery and/or improved outcomes.

STUDENT MIDWIFE AWARD

Eligibility

Student midwives and newly qualified midwives, for work completed whilst studying as a student midwife.

Description

For midwifery and student group work, education initiative, community work, society work and volunteering that influences midwifery education and/or maternity services.

OBSTETRIC TRAINEE AWARD

Eligibility

All maternity medical staff, including anaesthetists, neonatologists, obstetric physicians, obstetricians.

Description

For midwifery and student group work, education initiative, community work.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD

Eligibility

University or postgraduate education and training, trusts, schools of midwifery, lecturers, professors, consultants with education role.

Description

This award is for projects, resources and international education developments that are influencing maternity services and having global impact on midwifery and maternity care education.

CLINICAL PRACTICE AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL MIDWIFE OF THE YEAR

Eligibility

Registered and practising midwives from around the world.

Description

For making significant and sustained contribution to midwifery as a profession that impacts on the care of women and their families.

INTERNATIONAL MATERNITY DOCTOR OF THE YEAR

Eligibility

Practising and registered maternity doctors (anaesthetists, obstetricians, neonatologists etc) from around the world.

Description

For making a significant and sustained contribution to their profession that impacts on the care of women and their families.

UK MIDWIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Eligibility

Registered and practising midwives from the UK.

Description

For making a significant and sustained contribution to midwifery as a profession that impacts on the care of women and their families in the UK.

UK MATERNITY DOCTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Eligibility

Practising and registered maternity doctors (anaesthetists, obstetricians, neonatologists etc) from the UK.

Description

For making a significant and sustained contribution to their profession that impacts on the care of women and their families in the UK.

MATERNITY TEAM AWARD

Eligibility

Full service team, maternity area specific team, acute setting, community setting, charity or specialist teams.

Description

Recognising the work and contribution of multi-disciplinary teams that are working to enhance care for childbearing women and their families.

PRACTICE INNOVATION AWARDS

Eligibility

Nominations open to all practising midwives, doctors, maternity care teams, clinical research teams, companies suppliers, tech providers charities and employers.

Description

Recognising and celebrating practice innovation that influences maternity care provision, outcomes and organisation, including: improvements in safety, wellbeing, outcomes, staff and service development. The practice innovation may focus on science, health, management, leadership or psycho-social research but should demonstrate impact for maternity services.

TRANSFORMATION & IMPROVEMENT AWARDS

TRANSFORMATION INNOVATION AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all practising midwives, doctors, maternity care teams, clinical research teams, educators, companies suppliers , tech providers charities and employers.

Description

This award is to recognise and celebrate innovations that transform maternity care provision, outcomes and organisation, including: improvements in safety, wellbeing, outcomes, staff and service development.
The transformation innovation may focus on science, health, management, leadership or psycho-social research but should demonstrate impact for maternity services.

IMPROVING SAFETY AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all practising midwives, doctors, maternity care teams, clinical research teams, educators, companies suppliers, tech providers, charities and employers.

Description

For improvement, transformation and better births progress influencing safer care provision and services.

MATERNITY VOICES AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to any women, families, service-users and/or childbirth activists who are engaging with and influencing maternity services. Open to individuals or groups.

Description

For improvement and transformation of maternity services influencing safer care provision and services For any group or HCP making a significant contribution to maternal voices and choices at any stage of maternity.

NEW TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Eligibility

For developers and creators/innovators of new maternity care technologies that are influencing positive outcomes with regard to testing, screening, monitoring, home equipment etc.

Description

To recognise the development of technologies that can enhance outcomes for women and families that use maternity services.

SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all practising midwives, doctors, maternity care teams, clinical research teams, educators, companies suppliers, tech providers charities and employers. Open to individuals and teams.

Description

This award is to recognise and celebrate maternity care developments that aim to support and sustain maternity care provision, outcomes and organisation, including: improvements in safety, wellbeing, outcomes, staff and service development. The sustainable development may focus on science, health, management, leadership or psycho-social research but should demonstrate impact for maternity services.

INCLUSION AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all practising midwives, doctors, maternity care teams, clinical research teams, educators, companies, suppliers, tech providers, charities and employers. Open to individuals and teams.

Description

This award is to recognise and celebrate individuals or groups that are working to enhance maternity care provision and outcomes for women and families from excluded, marginalised or minority groups.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to all practising midwives, doctors, maternity care teams, clinical research teams, educators, companies, suppliers, tech providers charities and employers. Open to individuals and teams.

Description

For improving human resources, retention, returning and representation from diverse communities in the HCP and midwifery workforce.

GOVERNMENT, REGULATOR OR PROFESSIONAL BODY INNOVATION OR IMPROVEMENT OF THE YEAR

Eligibility

Open to UK and international government departments and regulators, programmes and international agencies.

Description

Any government programme, statutory body change or reform or any new professional self regulation or ethical and practice innovation.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT AWARD

Eligibility

Nominations open to any individual or building firm or team that are working to develop building environments for maternity care providers.

Description

For enhancing physical space and environments of maternity care buildings and settings to improve outcomes and experiences for maternity care staff and users.

SPECIAL AWARDS

MATERNITY LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AWARD

Eligibility

Maternity unit manager or leader from any discipline.

Description

For innovation, turn around, or improvement or piloting change.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Eligibility

Any clinical management or leadership research and education contribution from any discipline.

Description

For making a sustained and outstanding difference to the professions, maternity services and women and families.

Award

Nominations

If you would like to know more about how to nominate either yourself or one of your colleagues for an International Maternity Expo Award please click on the link opposite