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  • 16 June, 2008
    The report of the Confidential Enquiries into Stillbirths and Infant Deaths (CESDI) Project 27/28 will be launched on Monday 24 March at the RCOG in London.
  • 16 June, 2008
    The RCM is undertaking a review of the products and services it provides for its members.
  • 16 June, 2008
    At this time of international instability midwives have joined other health professionals worldwide in saying civilians pay a terrible price for war in death, injury and disease.
  • 16 June, 2008
    Genet Girma got married wearing a placard saying: ‘I am not circumcised, learn from me.’
  • 16 June, 2008
    The NMC has inserted a new clause into the code of professional conduct ‘recommending’ that all registered midwives, nurses and health visitors have professional indemnity insurance.
  • 16 June, 2008
    A campaign group has been set up with the aim of enabling all mothers to choose their midwife and be provided with a maternity service based on choice.
  • 16 June, 2008
    Longer periods of care are needed to help mothers suffering from postnatal depression, according to the RCM. Speaking at a conference on maternal mental illness, RCM general secretary Dame Karlene Davis said midwives and health visitors should have an extended period of postnatal visits.
  • 16 June, 2008
    The National Childbirth Trust speaks out on a home birth paper published in the BMJ.
  • 16 June, 2008
    His wife killed his daughter and then herself - David Emson speaks out to raise awareness about mental illness.
  • 16 June, 2008
    The RCM has criticised four-dimensional ultrasound scanning carried out to provide ‘keepsakes’.
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