School of Health in Social Science

Elsie Stephenson memorial lecture 2018

Transforming healthcare – are today’s leaders in nursing and midwifery up to the challenge?

Dame Cathy Warwick BSc, MSc, RM

Chair of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the Chinese University of Hong Kong

With reference to Elsie Stephenson’s legacy and with a specific focus on maternity services I will discuss why it is necessary to put the patient/woman at the centre of their care and the challenges this poses for professionals. I will demonstrate, using examples drawn from my own experience, that with high quality leadership it is possible to overcome such challenges and suggest what systemic changes might be necessary to ensure that what may be seen today as innovative practice becomes the norm.


This is a free, public lecture open to all but advanced registration is required. 


Elsie Stephenson memorial lecture 2018

This lecture references Elsie Stephenson’s legacy and focuses on maternity services and putting the patient at the centre of their care.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Dr Elsie Inglis Quadrangle
Teviot Place, EH8 9AG