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  • 18 October, 2018

    The State of World Population 2018 report claims that the power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development.

  • New RCM Alliance Partner announced
    17 October, 2018

    Members of NCT have voted in favour of transferring ownership of the Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS) to the RCM.

  • 16 October, 2018
  • 16 October, 2018

    A research study has found that babies who were breastfed went on to have a higher household income and scored higher on memory tests as an adult, in comparison to babies who were not.

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    15 October, 2018

    The government looks set to introduce mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, according to reports in the media today (15 October).

  • 12 October, 2018

    Research published in The Lancet shows that the number of babies born through CS almost doubled globally between 2000 and 2015 – from 12% to 21% of all births. 

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    11 October, 2018

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its State of care 2017/18 report.

  • 11 October, 2018

    More than half of new mothers with mental health problems that they wanted to discuss did not feel able to do so at their postnatal check, according to the NCT.

  • 10 October, 2018

    A quarter (75%) of the UK public say the UK government should act to change the law on abortion in Northern Ireland. 

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    10 October, 2018

    The first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced an increase in bursaries for student midwives and nurses. 

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