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  • RSM forum programme
    27 March, 2015

    ‘Only 3% of clinical commissioning groups have a perinatal mental health strategy and 50% don’t want one’ was the stark comment from a London consultant perinatal psychiatrist this week (26 March).

  • 27 March, 2015

    The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has launched guidance for professionals working with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination. 

  • 26 March, 2015

    The new code for midwives and nurses goes live on 31 March.

  • 26 March, 2015

    Baroness Julia Cumberlege is to lead a major review of maternity services in England, which is set to modernise care for women and babies, NHS England has announced.

  • 26 March, 2015

    There is no association between overall antibiotic prescribing to treat maternal infection with a risk of the child developing cerebral palsy and epilepsy, the RCOG has said.

  • 25 March, 2015

    NHS England has launched a new taskforce to chart the roadmap for services and priorities in mental health over the next five years. 

  • A bound report
    25 March, 2015

    A report considering maternity services in Cumbria and North Lancashire favours the option of having four consultant-led maternity units across the two areas.

  • 24 March, 2015

    Black and minority ethnic (BME) midwives can benefit from leadership scholarships on offer from the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF).  

  • Smoking. Credit: Shuterstock
    20 March, 2015

    Smoking during pregnancy may have an impact on the future reproductive health of unborn daughters, say researchers.

  • 19 March, 2015

    RCM members in Northern Ireland are to be balloted about industrial action over fair pay.

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