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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

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Leading nurses join panel of national maternity care review

Senior nurse Dame Donna Kinnair and former nursing director Melany Pickup have joined the list of clinicians and patient safety advisors who will lead a major review into maternity services in England.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

NMC due to hear case against first Morecambe Bay midwife

The first of eight midwives accused of misconduct related to poor care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust will appear before a misconduct hearing next week.

Nottingham trust pioneers treatment plan for hypermesis

Nottingham trust pioneers treatment plan for hypermesis

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has developed a new treatment plan to support women suffering from severe sickness during pregnancy.

RCM Whittington NHS strike

Northern Irish midwives vote to strike over pay at end of month

Midwives and maternity support worker in Northern Ireland have voted in favour of strike action, in a long-running dispute over pay.

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Text messages can offer extra support to new mothers with depression

Text messages are a good way to support mothers with postpartum depression, especially those from lower income groups, suggest US researchers.

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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.

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

“Unborn baby shown grimacing in womb as mother smokes,” is the somewhat misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph.

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