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Vygon’s Expert Umbilical neonatal catheter is now being used by around 60 NHS trusts

April 9, 2024
Vygon’s Expert Umbilical neonatal catheter, a new umbilical catheter designed to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in preterm neonates, is now being used by a number of NHS trusts nationwide.

Sands and Tommy's set out joint priorities for the next government

April 9, 2024
Tommy’s Joint Policy Unit is calling on all political parties to commit to the transformative change needed to save more babies’ lives.

New government campaign aims to support parents to nurture bonds with their baby

April 9, 2024
A new government campaign - Start for Life’s ‘if they could tell you’ - has launched to support parents to help build secure bonds to help nurture their baby’s future mental health.

Government inquiry set to build picture of neonatal unit culture

April 9, 2024
The Thirlwall Inquiry is set to deepen understanding of the culture of neonatal units following events at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Research is taking place into every neonatal unit in England and the conduct of all staff including managers, nursing and medical staff.

Government launches baby loss certificates to recognise parents’ grief

March 8, 2024
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a scheme to formally recognise the devastating loss of a baby during pregnancy. Parents can now choose to receive a certificate as a record of their loss.

Government wants your help for its inquiry into preterm birth

March 8, 2024
The House of Lords Preterm Birth Committee is asking for your opinions on the prevention and consequences of preterm birth. Interested individuals and organisations are invited to share their views by 27 March.

Charity funds high-tech cots for neonatal unit

March 8, 2024
With funds raised by the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust (OFSCBT) charity, Central Medical Supplies has provided 12 Kanmed BabyBeds for a neonatal unit in Kent.

CPD modules freely available for neonatal professionals

March 8, 2024
The Health Professional Academy, an online learning channel for healthcare professionals that provides free CPD (continuing professional development) and learning resources, has launched two new modules.

Urgent action needed to reduce truly shocking death rate for new mothers, says RCM

February 5, 2024
The Government must take urgent and prompt action to reverse the shocking rise in the number of women who died during or within six weeks of pregnancy, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

MBRRACE-UK reports compare the care of Asian, black and white women

February 5, 2024
MBRRACE-UK has published its latest Perinatal Confidential Enquiry reports comparing the care of Asian, black and white women who have experienced a stillbirth or neonatal death.

Children’s Air Ambulance announces its busiest year

February 5, 2024
The national Children’s Air Ambulance took to the skies 200 times over 2023, during its busiest year since the vital service started over a decade ago.

Sensory Beginnings announces London date for Neonatal Nurture Course

February 5, 2024
Sensory Beginnings will deliver its Neonatal Nurture Course over two days in London on 3-4 April 2024. The course teaches how to provide compassionate, sensory informed care for premature and sick babies and their families.