About this event

  • Date and time Thu 4 Nov 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn Forum

This event will discuss and debate the evidence for the OASI Care Bundle, its impact on midwifery practice and women during the second stage of labour.  

Join us in November to hear speakers present, discuss and debate the considerations moving forward for research regarding OASI morbidity, repair techniques, the role of the midwife during childbirth, clinical practice during the second stage of labour, and the care of women during labour. 

You will also have an opportunity to discuss the impact of OASI on midwifery skills. 

Can't make it to London for this event? You can also book to watch this event via live stream by clicking here

This event will provide an understanding and review of:

  • The components of OASI Care Bundle  
  • The underpinning research for the OASI Care Bundle 
  • The effectiveness of the OASI Care Bundle in reducing OASI incidence
  • The impact of the OASI Care Bundle on midwifery skills 
  • The impact of implementing OASI Care Bundle on women’s decision-making and birth experience 

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Early bird pricing available until 22 September 2021.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£46.00 £27.00 £27.00 £27.00 £10.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee Non Healthcare Professional AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£84.00 £50.00 £50.00 £25.00 £15.00


View the programme

The obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) Care Bundle: reviewing the evidence and exploring impact on clinical practice.

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Design and clinical outcomes of the OASI Care Bundle

Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Overview of the OASI Care Bundle

Ranee Thakar, Subspecialist in Urogynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist , Croydon University Hospital 

The OASI Care Bundle; what the evidence says

Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham  

Question and discussion
Tea and coffee break
Clinicians’ and women’s perspectives of the OASI Care Bundle

Posy Bidwell, Quality Improvement and Evaluation Midwife, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 

Taking a step back: What influences midwives' perineal practice at the time of birth?

Sara Stride, Midwifery Lecturer, PhD Student, Bournemouth University 

The impact of OASI Care Bundle on midwifery practice and autonomy

Ethel Burns, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Oxford Brooks University

Question and discussion
Closing remarks
Close of event


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am on 3 November 2021Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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