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Midwifery programmes receive top marks in Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative


2017;20(7): ePub July 2017

 

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Stillbirth rates improving but overall neonatal mortality almost unchanged  


2017; 20(7): ePub 26 June 2017

 

 (June 2017)


The latest MBRRACE-UK report finds that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015 but still short of the current Government ambition to halve the rates of stillbirth and neonatal death in England by 2030.      
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Latest figures show more than 9,000 newly reported cases of FGM  


2017;20(7): ePub 04 July 2017

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NMC pledges not to be complacent about revalidation  


2017;20(7): ePub 19 July 2017

 

 (June 2017)


The first year of revalidation has gone ‘largely as expected’, with the majority of midwives successfully revalidating, but an independent evaluation warns the NMC against complacency and says it must continue to provide information and support for the two-thirds of registrants who have yet to go through the process  
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Specialist clinics can reduce pregnancy risks for obese women


2017;20(7): ePub July 2017

 

 (June 2017)


Research published by the University of Edinburgh says that specialist antenatal clinics for severely obese pregnant women help cut rates of pregnancy complications, and that women who received the specialist care were eight times less likely to have a stillbirth.  
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No immediate end to pay cap in sight


2017;20(7): ePub 04 July 2017

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CMOs advise moderate intensity exercise to cut obesity in pregnancy


2017;20(7): ePub 05 July 2017

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EFM results should not guide decision-making in isolation from other factors


2017;20(7): ePub 28 July 2017

 

 (June 2017)


A joint statement by the RCM and RCOG acknowledges that electronic fetal monitoring readings can be hard to interpret and should not be used in isolation from the mother’s history, stage and progress of labour and any antenatal risk factors
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Launch of toolkit to support midwives measure their impact on the public’s health


2017;20(7): ePub July 2017  

 (June 2017)


Public health bodies launch toolkit to help healthcare professionals measure the impact of interventions on public health, but RCM says lack of resources means midwives are trying to fulfil this role with ‘one hand tied behind their back’.  
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Best practice in fetal monitoring and neonatal care crucial to improve birth outcomes


2017;20(7): ePub 26 July 2017

 (June 2017)


Three quarters of babies who die or are brain injured during birth might have had a different outcome with different care, says national investigation.
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More midwives leaving than joining profession  


2017;20(7): ePub 04 July 2017

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Most fertility apps misleading  


2017;20(7): ePub 05 July 2017

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RCM squashes Times report


TPM 2017;20(7): ePub 16 August 2017 

 (June 2017)


The Royal College of Midwives has strongly denied that there is any fundamental shift in policy following reports in The Times that midwives have dropped their decade-long campaign for “normal birth”
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Breastfeeding may protect against chronic pain after Caesarean section


2017;20(6): ePub 05 June 2017

 

 (June 2017)


 Latest benefit of breastfeeding is that it may help to prevent chronic post-Caesarean section pain        
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Final case in Morecambe Bay hearings concluded


2017;20(6): ePub 14 June 2017

 (June 2017)


Morecambe Bay midwife struck off in final case of NMC investigation into failings in delivery of care
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Further evidence that breastfeeding reduces ill health 


2017;20(6): ePub 29 May 2017

 (June 2017)


New research published in European Respiratory Journal indicates that breastfeeding could play a role in preventing wheezing in the first year of life.
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Royal College of Midwives launches Manifesto for UK General Election


 (June 2017)

RCM calls on election candidates to commit to better outcomes for women and to guarantee the future of EU midwives in UK  
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Impact of gestational weight gain on maternal and fetal outcomes


2017;20(6): ePub 14 June 2017

 

 (June 2017)


Weight gain during pregnancy that was greater or less than guideline recommendations was associated with a higher risk of adverse outcomes for mothers and infants, compared with weight gain within recommended levels, according to a study according published in JAMA.
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Number of EU nurses and midwives plummets


2017;20(6): ePub 14 June 2017

 (June 2017)


New figures have revealed a 96% drop in the number of nurses and midwives from the EU registering to practise in the UK since July last year.
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UK midwives mark international Day of the Midwife


2017;20(6): ePub 29 May 2017

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Formula 1 HQ visit inspires maternity team


2017;20(6): ePub 05 June 2017

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NMC announces radical overhaul of nursing education


2017;20(6): ePub 14 June 2017

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Postnatal services are the ‘Cinderella of maternity services’ say midwives


2017;20(6): ePub 29 May 2017

 (June 2017)


A survey released by Mumsnet has revealed a variety of problems with healthcare for women who have just had babies.
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Low-cost drug reduces death due to bleeding in women with post-partum haemorrhage


2017;20(5): ePub 1 May 2017

 (May 2017)


Tranexamic acid – an inexpensive and widely available drug – could reduce maternal deaths among women with severe bleeding after childbirth, according to a global trial of 20,000 women in 21 countries. 
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‘Opportunity wasted’ says RCM on Regulator’s report on BME midwives


2017;20(5): ePub 1 May 2017

 (May 2017)


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published findings exploring the progress and outcomes of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives going through the fitness to practise (FTP) process.
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Midwife to serve further term on NMC Council  


2017;20(5): ePub 2 May 2017

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Milestone as all Northern Ireland maternity services sign staff wellbeing Charter    


2017;20(5): ePub 1 May 2017

 (May 2017)


Northern Ireland has become the first UK country to achieve 100 per cent commitment to a charter designed to improve the health, safety and midwives of maternity staff
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Personalised videos help parents stay connected with babies in NICU


2017;20(5): ePub 1 May 2017

 (May 2017)


A scheme to pilot the introduction of personalised video technology has helped parents overcome barriers to keeping in touch with babies in special care
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Screening programme reduced life-threatening infection in newborn babies by over 80%      


2017;20(5): ePub 1 May 2017

 (May 2017)


A leading London hospital dramatically reduced the rates of a life-threatening infection in newborn babies thanks to a simple screening test.        
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Cord blood stem cells have vital role in regenerative medicine.


2017;20(5): ePub 1 May 2017

 (May 2017)


A new case report illustrates the importance of saving and banking cord blood cells in order to provide life-saving treatments for future therapy
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NMC and CNOs launch professionalism guide


2017;20(5): ePub 12 May 2017

 (May 2017)


A new document sets out what it means for midwives to be a professional and explains how to apply the values of the NMC Code to everyday practice
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New report sees 'gathering storm' threatening safety of NHS maternity services


TPM 2017;20(4): ePub 1 April 2017

 (April 2017)


The RCM claims a ‘gathering storm’ is threatening the safety, quality and sustainability of maternity services in England.  
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Independent midwife practice delivers outstanding outcomes


TPM 2017;20(4): ePub 1 April 2017

 (April 2017)


Seven years after its closure by King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust due to the Trust’s stated concerns about safety, the Albany Midwifery Practice has been shown by independent researchers to have had outstanding outcomes for mothers and babies.  
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Changes to midwifery legislation come in to force


TPM 2017;20(3):ePub 31 March 2017

 (April 2017)


 Long awaited changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) legislation have come in to force today. These important changes will modernise midwifery regulation by separating statutory supervision from legislation. The changes also mean that the NMC will no longer be required to maintain a statutory Midwifery Committee. 
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New tool developed to predict severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications


TPM 2017;20(4): ePub 1 April 2017

 (April 2017)


Researchers have developed a new triage tool which could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether pregnant women diagnosed with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to continue their pregnancy.  
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NMC wins support for measures to speed up FtP processes


 (April 2017)

Responses to the NMC’s consultation on proposed changes to its fitness to practise (FtP) processes have shown ‘overwhelming support’.
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New model of midwifery supervision launches in England


TPM 2017;20(4): ePub 1 April 2017

 (April 2017)


Employer-led model aims to replace valued parts of clinical supervision when statutory supervision ends
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Teenage pregnancy rates drop by 8%


TPM 2017;20(4): ePub 1 April 2017

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Revalidation celebrates first anniversary 


 (April 2017)

Described as the biggest regulatory change in a generation, revalidation, which reached its one-year anniversary on 1 April, has so far seen over 200,000 nurses and midwives successfully revalidate. 
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"Disappointing": RCM on King's Fund NHS STP report


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RCM publishes new guidance on women's choice of midwife


 (March 2017)


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Call to celebrate midwives 


TPM 20(3): epub 13 March 2017

 (March 2017)


The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling all midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs) and student midwives to get involved and celebrate this year's International Day of the Midwife (IDM) 2017.
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Midwives committed to improving safety, says RCM on new report


 (March 2017)


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NHS "letting down" most vulnerable women


 (March 2017)


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Survey of NHS staff reveals causes for concern


TPM 20(3): epub 13 March 2017

 (March 2017)


Results of the latest annual NHS Employers staff survey (2016) show small but measurable improvements in overall experience of working for the NHS, but also some causes for concern.
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Review brings together evidence on pregnancy health


 (March 2017)


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Revalidation hailed as continuing success


 (March 2017)


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Prenatal pertussis vaccine coverage up 14 per cent


TPM 20(3): epub 6 March 2017

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Changes to midwifery legislation come in to force


TPM 2017;20(3):ePub 31 March 2017

 (March 2017)


 Long awaited changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) legislation have come in to force today. These important changes will modernise midwifery regulation by separating statutory supervision from legislation. The changes also mean that the NMC will no longer be required to maintain a statutory Midwifery Committee. 
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Maternity services missing in regional NHS plans


 (February 2017)

Omissions are 'very disappointing' says RCM as it publishes new report
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RCM calls for pay body to ignore earnings cap  


 (February 2017)

After six years of public sector pay restraint, midwives' salaries have fallen by £6,000 in real terms  
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Maternity services close to crisis point - RCM


 (February 2017)

NHS maternity services are reaching 'crisis point' according to a new report published today by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as demographic time bomb exacerbates staff shortages    
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Guideline aims to promote postnatal contraceptive care


 (February 2017)

New guidance aims to reduce unintended pregnancies and the interval between birth and subsequent pregnancy
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RCM chief executive announces retirement


 (February 2017)


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'Three-parent' baby born to previously infertile parents


 (February 2017)

A baby has been born to parents using a new type of 'three-person IVF'.
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Maternity report should be red flag event for Government, say midwives


 (February 2017)

Dangerously low staffing levels mean that half of women experience at least one red-flag event during childbirth, according to a joint report from the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and the NCT.
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Midwives question progress in war against FGM


 (January 2017)


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RCM responds to plans to improve mental health care for pregnant women


 (January 2017)


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Indemnity provision for IMUK midwives 'inappropriate', says NMC


 (January 2017)

An NMC investigation has found that the IMUK's indemnity scheme doesn't have adequate funds to settle claims for significant birth injuries, but despite repeated warnings additional resources for the scheme have not been forthcoming  
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RCM joins fight against domestic violence


 (January 2017)


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Lying on their back while pregnant could increase women's risk of stillbirth


 (January 2017)


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Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'


 (January 2017)


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Midwives repeat call for removal of pay cap as inflation rises


 (January 2017)


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Three-parent babies approved by UK regulator


 (January 2017)


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Woman with learning disabilities to have caesarean section, court orders


 (December 2016)


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RCM welcomes new guidance for clinical academic roles in midwifery


 (December 2016)


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Breastfeeding crucial to public health, says RCM on new report


 (December 2016)


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Extraordinary, rare phenomenon: superfetation


 (December 2016)


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RCM comments on maternity activity report


 (December 2016)


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Premature birth can lead to poorer language skills


 (November 2016)


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Lack of knowledge over epilepsy medicine risks in pregnancy


 (November 2016)


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NMC launches consultation into proposed changes to fitness to practise processes


 (November 2016)


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Report highlights continued success of revalidation


 (November 2016)


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Increase in labour interventions underlines need for more midwives, says RCM


 (November 2016)


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England not doing well, says RCM on breastfeeding figures


 (November 2016)


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Majority of stillbirth cases remain unexplained, GOSH research finds


 (November 2016)


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