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BAPM publishes new framework on lactation and loss

June 9, 2022
The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) has published a new Framework for Practice entitled: Lactation and Loss: Management of Lactation Following the Death of a Baby.

Central Medical Supplies offers free Penguin Nutritional Warmer trial

June 9, 2022
Central Medical Supplies Ltd, a specialist supplier of neonatal and maternity products and the exclusive UK distributor of the Ameda Penguin Nutritional Warmer, is offering (for a limited time) a free trial of the Penguin Nutritional Warmer, along with purchase discounts.

Report sets out vision to deliver safe, effective and accessible medicines for use in pregnancy

June 9, 2022
Leading figures from charity, health care, industry, law and academia have outlined a collaborative vision for UK leadership to improve maternal health in a report launched in the House of Commons.

WaterWipes honours outstanding healthcare professionals with £10/€10k bursary

June 6, 2022
WaterWipes is proud to announce the launch of the third annual Pure Foundation Fund, which honours outstanding pregnancy and infant healthcare professionals with a generous bursary of £10k/€10k.

Flexmort, creator of the CuddleCot, sponsors baby loss charity, Beyond Bea

May 10, 2022
A collaboration between Flexmort, the company that created the CuddleCot, and the baby loss charity Beyond Bea, will help deliver accessible compassionate bereavement training for healthcare students and professionals.

BAPM framework published for reducing risk of sudden and unexpected postnatal collapse

May 10, 2022
The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) has published a new framework for practice on sudden and unexpected postnatal collapse, produced in partnership with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

Alder Hey and Isansys Lifecare form new partnership to trial wireless patient monitoring system

May 10, 2022
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with digital healthcare pioneers Isansys Lifecare as part of a trial to support at home patient monitoring and reduce pressures on the healthcare system.

New guideline for preventing serious visual impairment

May 10, 2022
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening is one of the few causes of childhood visual disability that is largely preventable. In collaboration with Royal College of Ophthalmologists and British Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has updated an evidence-based clinical guideline, along with parent and carer information.

Bedside genetic test prevents life-long deafness in neonates

April 11, 2022
A rapid genomic test, which could save thousands of babies a year from permanent deafness, is being rolled out at Manchester hospitals. The Genedrive system is being used in neonatal intensive care units to screen babies for a genetic variant that makes them susceptible to permanent deafness when prescribed routine antibiotics.

NICE publishes two new quality standards

April 11, 2022
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published two new quality standards to ensure the prompt and correct administration of neonatal parenteral nutrition and to improve the diagnosis and assessment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

NNAP report highlights key findings and recommendations

April 11, 2022
The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) has published its latest annual report, highlighting the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England and Wales in 2020.

The Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership thanks you for your questions

April 11, 2022
The Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership is excited to be moving onto Phase 3 of the project, involving the prioritisation of research questions using a three-round Delphi consensus process. The Partnership has received over 250 research questions from the neonatal community, from parents to professors. You are invited to get involved with the prioritisation process, which includes the opportunity to submit more original questions.