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Medela’s symposium calls for improved infant health outcomes by protecting and promoting breastfeeding

October 9, 2021
Medela concluded its 15th Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium by empowering the audience to support a call for action to: Respond to future pandemic threats with lactation needs in mind; improve clinical practice by better care for breastfeeding families; and drive change.

Dräger’s new ceiling supply units offer greater flexibility

October 9, 2021
Dräger’s Ambia and Ponta ceiling supply units help to configure workplaces and organise medical devices and accessories to support a health-promoting environment.

Baby Loss Awareness Week brings parents together

October 9, 2021
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021 (9-15 October) brings together anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss in a safe and supportive space to share their experiences and feel that they are not alone.

Memorial unveiled in honour of stillborn babies

October 9, 2021
A memorial to remember all babies who ‘didn't get to stay’ has been unveiled at Hillworth Park in Devizes, Wiltshire.

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
The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) invites all healthcare professionals working in neonatal care to participate in a revision process to ensure that the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health remain up to date and represent the expert opinions of professionals in the field.