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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

Nursing and midwifery regulator calls for supervision to be removed from its legislation

Nursing and midwifery regulator calls for supervision to be removed from its legislation

Statutory supervision should no longer be a part of The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s legal framework, agreed the regulator’s council today.

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North west London health service reorganisation 'damaging to patient safety', says RCN members

North west London health service reorganisation 'damaging to patient safety', says RCN members

Nurses have described feeling “appalled, overwhelmed and horrified” by the impact of a major re-organisation of health services in north west London, according to feedback gathered by the Royal College of Nursing.

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Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, according to new research.

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Major review of midwife regulation recommends removal of statutory supervision

Midwives should no longer be investigated by supervisors, according to a recommendation from a major independent review looking at how to improve regulation of midwifery.

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Health message about risk of co-sleeping with babies is failing to reduce infant mortality

Midwives and health visitors have a key role in preventing sudden infant deaths by alerting new parents to the risk of  co-sleeping with babies, according to a review of unexplained child mortality in Wales.

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'Nurses have a major role in Making Every Contact Count'

'Nurses have a major role in Making Every Contact Count'

The NHS Mandate between the government and NHS England sets out ambitions for the health service.

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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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