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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


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

Scottish ministers announce review of maternity and neonatal services

The Scottish Government has announced a “refresh” of its policies on maternity and neonatal services to ensure “every mother and baby continues to get the best possible care”.

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NICE guidelines on safe staffing in maternity settings unveiled

At least one registered midwife should be present for every woman who is in established labour, new guidelines on safe staffing in maternity settings in England have confirmed.

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Call for resources to tackle perinatal mental health and child maltreatment

Midwives and health visitors can play a pivotal role in preventing harm to young children, but lack of investment in services is standing in the way, say professional leaders.

Midwives vote to accept NHS 1% proposed pay deal

Midwives have voted to accept the government’s latest NHS pay offer that would see the majority of nursing and midwifery staff in England receive a 1% pay rise from April.

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Nutrition training must be standardised to improve child health, say MPs

Improved and standardised national training for health visitors, midwives and other healthcare workers is required to ensure uniform delivery of nutritional, play and activity advice for pre-school children, according to a group of cross-party MPs.

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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.

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.