Launch Event 22 March 2017


Injury in Childbirth: raising awareness and restoring dignity for mothers

A multidisciplinary education day in collaboration with the RSM and the MASIC Foundation to raise awareness and discuss the issue of anal incontinence affecting one in ten mothers which took place on 22 March 2017.

The open meeting was supported by the law firm Leigh Day and some of the presentations are available to download via the links below:

Click here to see photographs from the event.

Time Session Speaker
Presentation The OASIS Syndrome Professor Michael Keighley
Colorectal Surgeon
President of MASIC 
Better Recognition of Tears Professor Debra Bick
Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
Treating Tears at Birth Professor Khaled Ismail
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
 Presentation Practical Advice from the Colorectal Nurse Specialist  Yvette Perston
Colorectal Nurse Specialist
Presentation Physiotherapy – What We Can Do to Help: pre- and post-birth Professor Doreen McClurg
Presentation Biofeedback Julia Herbert
Continence Physiotherapist
Psychiatric sequelae and Psychosexual morbidity Dr Chess Denman
Psychiatrist and Specialist in Human Sexuality
Improving the Health of the New Mother
Baroness (Julia) Cumberlege CBE
National Maternity Review
Presentation Another mother gives her story JT formerly in publishing
Long-term Consequences: bowel symptoms and treatment Karen Nugent
Colorectal Surgeon
Long-term Consequences: prolapse and urinary dysfunction and treatment Professor Robert Freeman
Presentation Medicolegal Issues Claire Fazan
Solicitor Leigh Day

Yess law

Employment Consequences Camilla Palmer QC (Hon)
Employment Lawyer and Employment Judge
Presentation The PEACHES care bundle: reducing OASIS Julie Frohlich
Presentation  Awareness in Primary Care Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Presentation  Awareness in Midwifery Professor Lesley Page CBE
President of the Royal College of Midwives
Presentation RCOG/RCM OASIS Care bundle – An overview Vivienne Novis
Lead of the Perineal Management Project
Changing Healthcare Policy Professor Rona McCandlish
Independent Advisor Maternity Care and Health StrategyProfessor Sue Ziebland
Director, Health Experiences Research Group, University of OxfordDr Lisa Hinton
University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford. HERG

Many thanks to the following Trade Exhibitors who agreed to support the meeting:

 Medtronic: Sacral nerve stimulation
Coloplast: Irrigation devices, plug, barrier creams, stoma care
Torax: Implantable magnetic sphincter device (Fenix)
Wellspect: Irrigation device
Renew: Anal plug
MacGregor: Irrigation device
BK Ultrasound: Anal ultrasound and pelvic floor imaging
SynMed: Diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
THD (UK) Ltd : Physiology / Biofeedback
Cogentix: PTNS neuromodulation
Salts healthcare: stoma products