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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

Cleaning cord with antiseptic ‘prevents deaths in newborns’

A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the umbilical cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, according to a Cochrane review.

Bill Kirkup

Morecambe midwives became 'victims' of 'closed' culture, warns Kirkup

Midwives who failed to raise concerns at Furness General Hospital let both themselves and families down and became “victims” of the “closed” culture that they had helped to create, the chair of an inquiry into the trust has told Nursing Times.

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Morecambe Bay chief exec vows to make further midwife checks

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is prepared to further scrutinise midwives to check whether they were competent to deliver safe care in recent years, its chief executive has told Nursing Times

NHS England

NHS England chief exec confirms national review of maternity services

NHS England has revealed details of a major review of how maternity services are commissioned, in the wake of the investigation into University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt sets out 'immediate actions' in response to Morecambe Bay

The government will initiate an overhaul of midwife supervision and has called for the nursing code to be reviewed to ensure staff are encouraged to reveal concerns rather than “cover them up”.

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

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

Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk

Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk

“Pregnant women and new mothers need closer attention for signs of potentially fatal sepsis, a study says,” reports BBC News.

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