New NICE guidance* on the diagnosis and management of early pregnancy loss stresses the need for health professionals to be trained in providing supportive and sensitive care, breaking bad news and giving clear information.
The Miscarriage Association can help. We have a strong history of running successful conferences and study sessions for health professionals, all aiming to provide take-home messages to enhance professional care in pregnancy loss.
“It made me think about the way I communicate with patients, the importance of giving clear explanations and information when dealing with pregnancy loss, and that each case is individual.”
Caring for patients with miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy can be a satisfying and rewarding part of your work. It can also be challenging, uncomfortable and sometimes distressing.
The Miscarriage Association offers in-house training tailored to meet your needs. We aim to increase your understanding, knowledge and skills and to support the care that you provide to miscarriage patients.
- Breaking bad news
- Talking with patients about miscarriage: facts, feelings and terminology
- The range of experiences and needs – and how to respond
- Special circumstances: ectopic and molar pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, assisted conception
- Helping patients make difficult decisions: management, post-mortem, disposal
- Caring for the carers
- The role of the Miscarriage Association
- Miscarriage: facts, feelings and the GP (for GP trainees)
Costs: full day £600, half day £350 and 90 minute session £150, plus expenses. See below for VTS training.
Contact us for further information
GP Principal Dr Niki Davies writes:
“Following my own miscarriage I became a Trustee of the Miscarriage Association. During my GP training I was very aware of my lack of skills and knowledge to be able to help and counsel women and their partners through a pregnancy loss. I have therefore worked with the Miscarriage Association to develop a 2-3 hour training session which I hope you might like to incorporate into your programme.”
Miscarriage: Facts, Feelings and the GP is a 2 – 3 hour training session written specifically for GP Trainees covering the physical, practical and psychosocial aspects of pregnancy loss.
Feedback from delegates includes:
“A really helpful session – lots to think about”
“Excellent and engaging speaker”
“Really good – brought up lots of issues which I would not have otherwise thought of”
Costs: £200 + travel costs (from Wakefield by train) for a 2-3 hour session.
We also speak at a range of national and international conferences and study days organised by other organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology and the Association of Early Pregnancy Units.
If you are planning a conference or study day and you would like a representative from the Miscarriage Association, please contact us and we will try to help.
We warmly recommend the annual conference and AGM of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units. The next conference takes place on 8 and 9 November 2012.