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    5 December, 2018

    A link between caffeinated beverage consumption during pregnancy and low birthweight has been found by researchers at University College, Dublin.

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    4 December, 2018

    Trained non-medics such as specialist nurses are essential to provide quality paediatric critical care in humanitarian settings, says a paper in The Lancet. 

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    3 December, 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care is supporting and funding a new programme by the RCM and RCOG to improve the care of mothers and babies.

  • 30 November, 2018

    Up to 17% of children in the UK could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), claims research published today (30 November) in Preventive Medicine.

  • 29 November, 2018

    The RCM has published a revised position statement on midwifery continuity of carer and has released an interactive game to improve outcomes with the care model.

  • 29 November, 2018

    An agreement to help administer and support the RCM’s benevolent fund has been signed by RCM chief executive Gill Walton and Cavell Nurses’ Trust chief executive John Orchard.

  • 29 November, 2018

    Almost 95% of RCM members in Northern Ireland who responded to a consultation about industrial action, including strike action, over pay conditions have voted in favour.

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    28 November, 2018

    Proposals to change the requirements for overseas midwives and nurses taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) have been given the go-ahead by the NMC.

  • 27 November, 2018

    Vaccine hesitancy and measles outbreaks have been two of the barriers to the so-called ‘decade of vaccines’ launched in 2010. 

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    26 November, 2018

    A new pregnancy app for women in north-west London has been launched.

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