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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

Minister unveils new resources to help boost 'early years' health

Two new guidance packages targeted at nurses working with children and families have been launched by the Department of Health.

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Cot death rates remain higher than expected

Cot death rates remain higher than expected

The number of unexplained deaths among babies is not reducing fast enough and health officials must do more to prevent cot deaths, a charity has said.

Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Swindon trust seeks to tempt former nurses back to profession

A trust in the West Country is trying to tackle ongoing staffing shortages by tempting former nurses, midwives and health visitors back into healthcare work via a new free programme.

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Social media savvy midwife takes ‘skin-to-skin’ campaign to Twitter

Jenny Clarke, known by her Twitter handle @JennytheM, has been using social media to focus on the benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and new born babies.

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C-sections 'more likely' in over-40s

Women aged over 40 are 'more likely' to need C-sections

Older mothers are more likely to need emergency help when delivering their babies, new research suggests.

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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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