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  • 16 June, 2008
    The Welsh government is hoping to increase the number of women delivering at home. They have set up a home birth reference group to coordinate support, training and information in this area.
  • 16 June, 2008
    The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published recommendations on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality.
  • 16 June, 2008
    Scotland is to invest £2 million into developing maternity services. It will encourage the recruitment of more midwives to provide improved support to Scottish women and their babies.
  • 16 June, 2008
    Breastfeeding is strongly encouraged for new mothers, but there has been relatively little research into the experiences of women who use formula milk. New research now reveals some of the pressures they face.
  • 16 June, 2008
    John Camm reports on a new survey that makes a strong case for retaining the existing 24-week limit on abortion, not least because of the varied and difficult situations facing women with unwanted pregnancies
  • 12 June, 2008
    Baby shops are failing to provide vital safety advice designed to cut cot deaths, a new survey claims.
  • 12 June, 2008
    The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) was launched last month to support the professional development in the key areas of best practice, education and performance.
  • 12 June, 2008
    The government’s plans to address the issues of pay and modernisation in the NHS are set out in the long-awaited Agenda for Change recommendations. As NHS trade union members consult on this, Laurence Pollock discovers the opinions of those affected by and instrumental in the proposals.
  • 12 June, 2008
    The NMC has invited the RCM to contribute to a consultation on two important issues central to midwifery regulation — amendments to the Midwives rules and proposed standards for local supervising authorities (LSAs).
  • 12 June, 2008
    New guidelines from UNICEF for the breastfeeding education of student midwives could mean increased breastfeeding rates in England.
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