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  • 15 January, 2019

    Today (Tuesday 15th January) a working group which includes the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a set of principles for continuing professional development (CPD).

    The Interprofessional CPD and Lifelong Learning UK Working Group* comprising of...

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    2 January, 2019

    The government is banning the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

  • 31 December, 2018

    Administration of oral morphine (100μg/kg) to non-ventilated premature infants has the potential for harm without analgesic effectiveness, a study concludes.

  • 28 December, 2018

    A global preterm birth rate has been estimated at 10.6% for 2014, new analysis has found. It equates to an estimated 14.8 million live preterm births. 

  • 26 December, 2018

    The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health have been published, setting a new benchmark for the care of preterm and ill babies. 

  • 24 December, 2018

    The first case of a livebirth following uterine transplantation from a deceased donor has taken place and those involved have written about it in The Lancet.

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    21 December, 2018

    Mental health checks for expectant and new fathers is a ‘landmark move’, says charity and think-tank The Fatherhood Institute.

  • 21 December, 2018

    The 90-minute festive episode of Call the Midwife is set to air at 7:45pm on Christmas Day.

  • Heartburn drugs and childhood asthma link
    20 December, 2018

    There is a ‘wide variation’ in compliance with safety measures for the use of valproate, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says.

  • 19 December, 2018

    A programme to reduce the number of stillbirths, neonatal admissions and deaths resulting from multiple pregnancies, is being praised by midwives, obstetricians and sonographers at maternity units across England.

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