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Changes to midwifery regulatory system

Midwife

Proposed changes to midwife regulation: how will this affect you?

In July, the Department of Health announced that it will be changing the regulatory system for midwives. What impact will this long-overdue reform have on patients and on midwives themselves?

Most baby falls occurred after the mother fell asleep with her baby in her arms

Reducing the risk of baby falls in maternity units Subscription Required

Using open curtains and bedside cots, for mothers identified as being more likely to drop their babies, have greatly reduced the number of baby falls.

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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

Screening

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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Chlamydia trachomatis

Screening for chlamydia would be ‘cost effective’

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, according to an Australian study.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Midwives campaign for smokers to stay clear of hospital exits

Maternity staff and patients at James Cook University Hospital on Teesside have launched an initiative to encourage smokers to “rethink their habits” and avoid smoking by main entrances and exits.

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One in eight NHS hospital staff 'treat human trafficking victims’

One in eight hospital staff have 'treated human trafficking victims’

A “substantial” proportion of NHS hospital staff, around one in eight in some places, treat victims of people trafficking, with maternity services most likely to encounter them, according to a study.

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child baby healthcare doctor patient

Regulator to review care for newborns following baby’s death

A national review of the quality of care for seriously ill children is being launched by the Care Quality Commission following the death of a baby more than a decade ago.

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Queen Mary hospital maternity unit fire

Fire in former maternity unit at south east London hospital

A former maternity unit at a hospital in south east London caught fire last night.

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Midwife

Proposed changes to midwife regulation: how will this affect you?

In July, the Department of Health announced that it will be changing the regulatory system for midwives. What impact will this long-overdue reform have on patients and on midwives themselves?

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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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