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    1 November, 2018

    The 70@70 NIHR Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme was launched today (1 November) by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). 

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    31 October, 2018

    The RCM is hosting MSW Week 2018 from 12-18 November to celebrate the valuable work that MSWs carry out.

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    30 October, 2018

    NHS funding will increase, including more spending for mental health, the chancellor confirmed in the government’s budget announcement yesterday (29 October).

  • 29 October, 2018

    Getting pregnant less than 12 months after birth is associated with risks for women of all ages, researchers find.

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    26 October, 2018

    New maternity figures show that there has been a rise in the proportion of induced labours in NHS hospitals.

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    25 October, 2018

    The proportion of babies breastfed at six to eight weeks is the lowest in England for four years. 

  • 24 October, 2018

    A government consultation to consider the evidence around folic acid fortification will launch in early 2019, public health minister Steve Brine has confirmed.

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    23 October, 2018

    The PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) programme aims to make childbirth safer through training, education and research.

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    22 October, 2018

    The NMC has announced Dr Anna van der Gaag as the new independent chair of the midwifery panel. 

  • 19 October, 2018

    Physical activity in pregnancy is a ‘critical component’ of achieving a healthy pregnancy, Canadian guidance claims.

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