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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

Maternity mental health cost fears

Maternity mental health cost fears

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

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Nurse shortages and ‘unacceptable’ variations found in care sector

A nursing shortage in the care sector has been identified in a major report by the Care Quality Commission, which found an “unacceptable” variation in the quality and safety of care across England more generally.


Pressure affecting care standards, warn nursing staff

More than half of nurses and midwives say lack of time and resources negatively affects their ability to carry out their role to a high standard, according to a major survey commissioned by unions.

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NICE sets out proposals for safe staffing in maternity settings

Every woman should have at least one registered midwife present during established labour to ensure a safe experience of birth, according to draft guidelines on staffing in maternity settings.

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Crowad at 999 Call for the NHS march

Midwives and nurses to join union march for 'fair pay'

Nurses and midwives are preparing to march for “fair pay” at the weekend, as part of an event organised by the Trades Union Congress.

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Does social media paint an inaccurate picture of pregnancy and motherhood?

Does social media paint an inaccurate picture of pregnancy and motherhood?

With celebrities and friends posting happy pregnancy and motherhood pictures all over social media, do mothers feel pressure to feel and behave a certain way?

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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.



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