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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

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Midwife gets on her bike to raise funds for cancer charities

A midwife who experienced a personal health scare is attempting to raise £3,000 for a range of cancer charities, starting with a sponsored bike ride last week.

RCM Whittington NHS strike

Midwives vote in favour of strike ballot in Northern Ireland

Members of the Royal College of Midwives in Northern Ireland are to be balloted about taking industrial action over pay.

Caution urged over antibiotic scripts for pregnant women with asthma

Researchers have advised caution when prescribing antibiotics to women with asthma during pregnancy, as it may increase the risk of their child going on to develop the condition as well.

Breastfeeding linked with higher adult IQ and earning ability

Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, according to a high profile study published earlier this week.

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George Osborne

NHS mental health funding boost details revealed in Osborne's budget

An additional £1.25bn will be spent on a “major expansion” of mental health services for children and mothers of new babies over the next five years, chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in today’s budget.

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'Kirkup report set out the painful and devastating truth'

Last week was a very difficult one for me and families like mine who suffered loss at Morecambe Bay.

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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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