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  • 5 June, 2008
    The European Parliament approved a report last month that will require the European Commission to propose laws on needlestick injuries within three months.
  • 5 June, 2008
    According to the latest information from the Cochrane Library, taking calcium supplements during pregnancy halves the chance of pre-eclampsia.
  • 5 June, 2008
    The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is asking all midwives to work with GPs to help them improve their knowledge of breastfeeding, and therefore the information and support they are able to provide to women.
  • 5 June, 2008
    The RCM has warned that an additional £750million announced last month for community hospitals will cause confusion for people using local services.
  • 5 June, 2008
    Recent publicity about guidance on the making up and storage of infant formula has resulted in worries about levels of awareness among midwives, parents and others involved in advising on infant care.
  • 5 June, 2008
    More women in the UK are giving birth at home, according to the latest figures published online last month by BirthChoiceUK, a website that states it promotes informed choice for parents.
  • 4 June, 2008
    Tickets for the RCM’s 125th anniversary service at Westminster Abbey will be distributed by the first week of June.
  • 4 June, 2008
    The Health Foundation, an independent charity, is beginning a £2.7million, three-year programme to improve healthcare for babies and mothers living in Malawi - a country with one of the world’s highest rates of maternal death during childbirth.
  • 4 June, 2008
    Breastfeeding campaigners are running a petition to be presented to Tony Blair calling for a national breastfeeding strategy to be put in place for England and the appointment of a national infant feeding co-ordinator.
  • 4 June, 2008
    The College has responded to the new pay award by saying that, though it is higher than the rate of inflation, it will not help to slow the fall in numbers of midwives and only just maintains the value of previous awards.
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