Our School recently supported two students to attend the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference in Telford on 22nd-23rd November.
A recent graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Health Public Health Nursing-Health Visiting programme, Amanda Taka, presented a poster with Health Visiting lecturer Clare McGuire.
The poster titled ‘Working Together to Improve Breastfeeding Support’ was voted best poster by conference delegates.
Amanda works as a Health Visitor in NHS Dumfries and Galloway and will also be presenting the poster at her local development day.
In addition to keynote speakers, the conference is a celebratory event to share the success of teams across the UK who have achieved or maintained baby friendly accreditation.
The SCPHN-Health Visiting programme was delighted to be re-accredited by baby friendly earlier this year and maintain the commitment of UWS to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.