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Midwifery and neonatal nursing

Using narratives to boost care: HIV in pregnancy

Using narratives to boost care: HIV in pregnancy Subscription Required

Receiving a diagnosis of a long-term condition is disruptive and life-changing but nurses can use narrative care to help patients successfully manage the disruption

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Antenatal screening: an online learning tool Subscription Required

Many health professionals are involved in ante- and neonatal screening programmes. An online learning resource ensures they can stay up to date with best practice.

Obesity in pregnancy is increasing and carries significant risks for the mother and her baby

Barriers encountered when recruiting obese pregnant women to a dietary intervention Subscription Required

Maternal obesity has health implications for mother and baby but a study revealed how midwives were reluctant to raise this issue with women in their care

Every organisation in the NHS needs to assess its contribution to implementing the high impact actions

Implementing the eight high impact actions to transform healthcare and boost efficiency Subscription Required

Patient care can be radically improved and healthcare costs drastically cut by rolling out a range of actions. The NHS Institute shows you how

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New NICE guidance aims to help increase immunisation uptake among children and young people

NICE guidance to reduce variations in immunisation rates and maximise uptake

Immunisation numbers are increasing but members of some populations are slow in coming forward. New guidance from NICE looks at tackling the problem

Osteopathy may reduce lower-back pain in new mothers

Osteopathic manipulative therapy can significantly reduce lower-back pain after pregnancy, according to German researchers.

‘Sensible advice’ for tackling pelvic girdle pain

New information has been published for patients with pelvic girdle pain, which is designed to improve their quality of life through early diagnosis and treatment.

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Royal College of Midwives admitted to TUC

The Royal College of Midwives has formally become an affiliate of the umbrella body the Trades Union Congress.

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Many new fathers worried about their mental health

More than one in three new fathers are concerned about their mental health, according to new research from the National Childbirth Trust.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Post-Kirkup call for better access to CPD for midwives

Ensuring midwives can access ongoing education must be an urgent priority, the Royal College of Midwives has warned in its official response to the Kirkup report.

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'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'

'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'

Last week I attended a conference to celebrate staff dedication and commitment to patient care at the trust in which I do the majority of my placements.

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women Subscription Required

This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

“Unborn baby shown grimacing in womb as mother smokes,” is the somewhat misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph.

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