About this event

  • Date and time Wed 30 Jun 2021 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn Forum

Postnatal care has long been known as a weak area in maternity care, the new revised NICE postnatal guidelines is a welcomed important development in this area and highlights key recommendations.  

Expert speakers on this subject; Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, member of the NICE PNC guideline committee, David Jewell retired GP Chair of NICE PNC guideline committee, Denise Pemberton, Infant feeding specialist and midwife, member of the NICE PNC guideline committee, and Dr Ishi Bains, NHS GP and Clinical Lead for the WEL CCG women’s health transformation programme, will update healthcare professionals, commissioners of primary and secondary care services, voluntary workers and parents on these revised guidelines to improve postnatal care in England and Wales.   

Webinar topics include: 

  • The key objectives in the guidelines 
  • Key recommendations and the implications for practice 
  • First-hand insights from practitioners about how new initiatives are improving postnatal care 

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Key speakers

Peter Fleming 

Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, member of the NICE PNC guideline committee

David Jewell

Retired GP, and Chair of NICE PNC guideline committee 

Speaker's biography

David Jewell worked as a GP in the UK for more than 40 years, combining clinical and academic work, first as a university lecturer and then as editor of the British Journal of General Practice. For many years promoted the cause of low-tech obstetrics. Recently privileged to chair the NICE committee producing the guideline on postnatal care, published April 2021.

Denise Pemberton  

Infant feeding specialist and midwife, and a member of the NICE PNC guideline committee 

Speaker's biography

Denise has worked as a midwife since 1985 and in infant feeding since 1999 when she was first successful with the IBCLE examination. Most of her career has been within the Maternity service, having worked across the East Midlands, but she now works within the Health Visiting Service in Derbyshire, as an Infant Feeding Specialist. This has given her an interesting perspective on the infant feeding journey.  


She has experience implementing Baby Friendly, training staff and providing specialist feeding support to families. 


Her passion is to work to dovetail services to meet the needs of families. 


Her latest adventure has been with the birth of her granddaughter in May 2021, supporting her daughter and son-in-law with the early days of parenthood. 

Dr Ishi Bains

NHS GP based in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, and Clinical Lead, WEL CCG women’s health transformation programme

Speaker's biography

Dr Bains is the Clinical lead for the WEL CCG women’s health transformation programme, creating a holistic women’s health service and pathway redesign.   The project prioritises patient experience and value, ensuring access to the right service first time, in a timely fashion, closer to home, as well as supporting primary care clinicians in their management of women’s health problems. 


She is a mother of two, with a third on its way in just a few weeks and is both a GP and patient in the inner city borough she works and lives. From her personal and professional experience, Dr Bains has developed a passionate interest in the need and importance of improved postnatal care received by new mums, and supporting their physical, emotional, mental health and wellbeing. 


She has organised and presented at educational postnatal care events for clinicians and patients, and improved templates, pathways and resources accessible to primary care staff.  This is to support awareness and knowledge of patient’s needs in the postpartum period, with the aim to improve management and access to the secondary care or community services required.  She has been awarded recognition for her work by the RCGP and Tower hamlets GP care group. 


She has also been a long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) clinical lead and is a LARC fitter.  Here she worked on a referral and treatment pathway for a new community clinic to provide a better contraception service and the uptake of LARC. 



Dr Bains also has an interest in treating sleep disorders and is a certified CBT-insomnia therapist.


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Welcome and introduction

Nina Khazaezadeh, Past President, Maternity and the Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, Interim Head of Midwifery and Consultant Midwife, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Advisor, NICE postnatal guideline

Postnatal care: ‘Transformation’ must mean transformation

Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT

Introduction to the NICE postnatal care guideline

David Jewell, Retired General Practitioner and Chair, NICE PNC guideline committee

How the new guideline will improve care for women

Dr Sunita Sharma, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Member of the NICE PNC guideline committee

Panel discussion
Comfort break
A new era for infant feeding: The end of conflicting information

Denise Pemberton, Infant Feeding Specialist and Midwife, Member of the NICE PNC guideline committee

Mother-baby bedsharing: Culture, breastfeeding, benefits and risks

Professor Peter Fleming, Professor, Infant Health and Developmental Physiology Department, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol and Member, NICE PNC guideline committee

Reorganising and improving postnatal care in an inner-city area

Dr Ishi Bains, General Practitioner and Clinical Lead for Women’s Health Outpatients Transformation Project, WEL CCG and Tower Hamlets GP Care Group

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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