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HSIB report highlights fetal heart rate monitoring equipment issues

September 9, 2021
A report from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) focusing on the suitability of equipment used for continuous fetal heart rate monitoring during labour and birth highlights that more needs to be done to ensure that training provides staff with the in-depth knowledge needed to effectively use the equipment.

BAPM President rides across Britain

September 9, 2021
Helen Mactier, President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help newborn babes and their families.

Simon Newell Early Independent Researcher Award now open

September 9, 2021
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) Charity and Sparks are excited to announce that their 2022 Simon Newell Research Award is now open until 30 November 2021.

Synagis (palivizumab) returns to AstraZeneca

September 9, 2021
Commercial rights to Synagis (palivizumab) for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prevention in high-risk infants and children under the age of two years old have now returned to AstraZeneca following expiration of the distribution agreement with AbbVie.

Brighton Trevor Mann Baby Unit nurses scale Ben Nevis for Bliss

August 18, 2021
Two neonatal nurses who work at the Royal Sussex County Hospital have raised over £1,000 for Bliss by scaling Scotland’s highest mountain.

Medela Family app connects expectant and new parents to expert breastfeeding support

August 18, 2021
Medela Family tracks important stats for pregnancy, the baby, and breastfeeding from the first trimester of pregnancy through the baby’s first year, providing personalised, evidence-based tips and support to help families meet their breastfeeding goals.

Government pledges £2.45 million to improve childbirth care

August 18, 2021
Maternity safety minister Nadine Dorries has announced £2.45 million funding to reduce brain injuries in babies as part of a new drive to avoid birthing complications.

Revision process for the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health begins

August 18, 2021

NMPA publishes report on maternal and neonatal outcomes by maternal BMI

July 2, 2021

Dedicated mental health services for new, expectant and bereaved mums

July 2, 2021
Thousands of new, expectant or bereaved mothers will receive help and support for mental health problems through dedicated hubs which are being set up across the country.

Pioneering research transforms imaging for infants with congenital heart disease

July 2, 2021
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Leeds host the first UK research project focused on improving MRI of infants with congenital heart disease using 4D Flow MRI prototype software provided by Siemens Healthineers.

CMS Supplies BiliCocoon phototherapy systems to neonatal networks

July 2, 2021
Central Medical Supplies Ltd has supplied 70 phototherapy systems to the East and West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Networks.