While pregnancy remains safe in the UK, the 2022 MBRRACE report shed light on the disproportionate impact of inadequate maternity care access on women faced by ethnic minority communities and those living in deprived areas. The report found that mothers from these communities were more likely to experience stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and babies with brain injuries. To help overcome this, in February 2023 the Government established, the Maternity Disparities Taskforce, which brings together national bodies to explore reasons for disparities in maternity care and address poor outcomes. It is vital that NHS Trusts must act alongside this to implement strategies that diminish inequities and improve outcomes for women from underrepresented communities at a local level.

  • Black women in the UK are 3.7 times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth than white women, according to the 2022 MBRRACE-UK report
    • Asian and mixed-race women are 1.8 times as likely
  • The report also found that 1 in 5 of the women who died had involvement from social services, a known marker for high levels of vulnerability and trauma
  • The latest Government figures show the stillbirth rate has reduced by over 25% since 2010 and the neonatal mortality rate has reduced by 29%

Join us at The Tackling Inequalities in Maternity Care Conference to hear the latest guidance on improving outcomes and patient experience in maternity care. High-level keynotes will offer expert insights on national strategies and approaches to tackle inequalities in maternity settings. Learn from a range of exemplary case studies covering various topics including developing a perinatal inequity strategy, engaging with maternity patients and supporting refugees and asylum-seeking women. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues working in maternity settings to share common challenges in improving outcomes in perinatal and antenatal care.

Why Attend:
High-level keynotes from leading experts in maternity care
Best practice guidance on engaging with maternity patients from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds
 Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues from across the healthcare sector
4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

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 100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including education and ALL CPD certified

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For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Hora Soltani, Midwife-Professor of Maternal and Infant Health, Sheffield Hallam University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Using Data to Identify and Support Women Who are at Higher Risk of Poor Maternity Outcomes

    • Sharing the latest statistics, trends and insights into maternity care disparities across the UK
    • Leveraging predictive analytics to identify high-risk pregnancies and implement proactive interventions
    • Developing targeted, evidence-based strategies to support maternity patients from a range of backgrounds
    • Collaborating with community organisations and healthcare providers to improve maternal health outcomes in underserved areas

    Kirstin Webster, Clinical Fellow, National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Engaging with Women from Vulnerable Communities to Identify Gaps in Maternity Services

    • Forming relationships with local community groups to bridge communication gaps with vulnerable service users
    • Developing avenues for feedback to gauge patients’ experience of maternity services and barriers to access
    • Involving women from vulnerable communities directly in the co-design of culturally sensitive interventions
    • Engaging and training community health workers from vulnerable communities to act as advocates and liaisons
    • Working in collaboration with local councils, trusts and Maternity Voices Partnerships to support the development of an action plan

    Trish Mugwangi Equity and Equalities Lead, Kent and Medway Local Maternity and Neonatal System (CONFIRMED)

    Bobbi Walkem-Smith, Engagement Manager, Kent Integrated Care Board (CONFIRMED)

    Sonya Richbell, Engagement Officer, Involve Kent (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Breakout Networking: Improving the Patient Experience in Antenatal and Perinatal Care

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss best practice in ensuring maternity patients from all backgrounds have a positive experience. Share common challenges and what has improved maternity care outcomes in your organisation.

  • Comfort Break

  • Panel Discussion: Working Together to Tackle Racial Inequalities in Maternity Care

    • Addressing key factors that place minority ethnic women at risk during their pregnancy
    • Developing language-sensitive care and culturally competent approaches to ensure effective communication with women
    • Providing wrap-around mental health support for minority ethnic women who have experienced miscarriages

    Professor Angie Doshani, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)

    Sandra Igwe, Founder, The Motherhood Group (CONFIRMED)

    Michelle Gavin, Head of Development, Friends, Families and Travellers (CONFIRMED)

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals from across the healthcare sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers from across the sector
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Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

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  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £235.00+VAT
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  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £425.00+VAT