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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

Kate hoax nurse 'blamed herself'

Nurse 'blamed herself' for royal pregnancy hoax call

A nurse found dead after answering a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy sent a desperate email to colleagues blaming herself, an inquest heard.

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MPs back change in law on midwifery supervision

Statutory supervision for midwives, which has been in place for more than 100 years, is no longer necessary, an influential committee of MPs has claimed.

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Prompt treatment needed for ectopic pregnancy

Women with a suspected ectopic pregnancy should be seen by specialists as quickly as possible, NHS officials have urged.

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Public back midwives in pay row

The majority of people would support a strike by midwives over pay, according to a new public opinion poll published as the Royal College of Midwives began balloting its members on industrial action.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Morecambe Bay inquiry has investigated more than 200 deaths

More than 200 deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been investigated by an independent inquiry.

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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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