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As the third event in a new quarterly webinar series from the King's Midwifery and Maternal Health Research Group, we are delighted to present the following online talk with Dr Rebecca Whybrow (KCL) and special guests, Dr Louise Webster and Marcus Green. They will be discussing: Can supported decision-making make the care of women with hypertension safer, as well more personal; and how can we successfully implement this approach in the current context of maternity services?

Rebecca Whybrow will summarise her findings from recent research studies into the need for supported decision-making in women with high-blood pressure in pregnancy and how to successfully adopt this approach. Marcus Green CEO of Action on Pre-eclampsia and Louise Webster Consultant Obstetrician will share their views and experiences of supported decision-making in women with high-blood pressure in pregnancy. This will be used to stimulate a conversation and debate with about the challenges and solutions to implementing personalised supported decision-making in women with high-blood pressure in pregnancy. Time will be allocated for a Q&A.

This event will be of interest to maternity professionals, academics, birth workers and service users.

Guest speakers

Dr Louise Webster Consultant Obstetrician and Clinical Director for the London Maternity Strategic Network.

Marcus Green, Chief Executive Officer of Action on Pre-Eclampsia


Dr Rebecca Whybrow is a Lecturer in Midwifery at King’s College London. As an experienced midwife, educator and researcher, Rebecca specialises in ‘high-risk’ pregnancies, intrapartum care, clinician and patient decision-making, and health service policy. Rebecca’s NIHR funded PhD explored the implementation of shared decision-making in pregnant women with hypertension which included codesigned antihypertensive patient decision aids (endorsed by NICE). Rebecca has spent two years at the Department of Health as a Senior Policy Adviser.

Dr Louise Webster is a Consultant Obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She is also the Clinical Director for the London Maternity Strategic Network and led the recent update of the London Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring Training and Competency Assessment Best Practice Resource. Her PhD evaluated mechanism and treatment in women with chronic hypertension in pregnancy to assess factors contributing to adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.

Marcus Green is in his eighth year as CEO of Action on Pre-eclampsia where he initially focussed on modernising the charity. Latterly he has worked on the continued international development of the charity, the focus on research where we’ve been involved in the publication of around 40 academic papers and on the external affairs and influencing role of APEC. His career has been varied, starting off working for a political party ending up running the office of a former Health Secretary. He regularly worked alongside senior Ministers and the then Prime Minister.

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