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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

Trial to test shopping vouchers as breastfeeding enticement

Researchers have announced the wide-scale expansion of a trial in which women are offered shopping vouchers for breastfeeding, following success in a pilot study.

Breast cancer patients 'missing out' on fertility treatment, charity warns

Breast cancer patients 'missing out' on fertility treatment advice

Only 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are being offered the chance to have fertility treatment, despite the disease leaving them potentially unable to have children, charity research has found.

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Seeds of life sewn mostly in colder months by British couples

For the natural world autumn and winter brings death and decay but new figures suggest British couples are at their most fruitful in the colder months.

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£340m maternity funding gap sparks RCM call for 'urgent' review

The Royal College of Midwives has called for an “urgent” review of maternity funding after its research revealed a £340m gap in the money given to providers by commissioners for these services.

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Midwives striking outside UCLH

RCM leader attacks 'conscious decision to hold down pay' by ministers

Royal College of Midwives chief executive Cathy Warwick has labelled the pay dispute between NHS employers and midwives as “mission-critical,” claiming the row marks the start of a campaign to devalue workers’ salaries across the UK.

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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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