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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

Mothers may pass on fears via smell

Mothers may pass on life-long fears to infants via smell

Mothers teach newborn babies what to be scared of by literally letting them smell their fear, US research suggests.

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Future of north east Essex maternity units to be decided

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has outlined plans to reconfigure services at two coastal maternity units that it temporarily closed earlier this year.

New mothers' half-year wait for sex

One in 10 new mothers 'wait six months before having sex again'

One in eight new mothers are waiting for at least half a year before they resume having sex with their partners after childbirth, a poll suggests.

Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

Epidural 'may cut depression risk' after birth, say researchers

Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said.

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Health unions set date for industrial action ballot over NHS pay

Four health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for industrial action over NHS pay.

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We launched this campaign back in March in the wake of Francis and what he’d found out about the culture of the NHS through his deep dive into what went on at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

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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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