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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 Subscription Required

Immunisation numbers are increasing but members of some populations are slow in coming forward. New guidance from NICE looks at tackling the problem

Changing how baby is held after birth may cut iron deficiency

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, according to latest research.

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Chronic hypertension 'a major risk factor in pregnancy'

Existing high blood pressure in patients is a major risk factor threatening the success of a pregnancy, making adequate surveillance essential, a new UK study suggests.

Wakeful baby 'preventing pregnancy'

Restless babies trying to 'prevent' creation of siblings

Sibling rivalry may extend to breastfeeding infants who keep their mothers up at night to prevent them getting pregnant, an expert has claimed.

Homerton University Hospital

Exclusive: Homerton safety review after claims from 'unhappy midwives'

Commissioners have ordered an external review of the maternity unit at Homerton University Hospital Trust in the light of ongoing “safety concerns” raised by an anonymous group of midwives.

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Shanice

Virtual nurse joins Liverpool Women’s establishment

Patients visiting the antenatal clinic at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust are now being greeted by a virtual assistant called “Shanice”.

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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.

Caesareans linked to obesity in offspring

Caesareans linked to obesity in offspring

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be obese adults, the Daily Mail reports, after an analysis found a link between caesarean section and obesity in later life.

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