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Neonatal cooling education resources help treat asphyxiated babies

August 5, 2022
A new educational resource package has been developed by NHS Education for Scotland and partners to assist with training and educating clinical staff in accordance with the Scottish Neuroprotection Care Pathway.

Refurbished NICU opens at QEH

August 5, 2022
The neonatal intensive care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, reopened in July following a refurbishment and modernisation.

National Child Mortality Database publishes its latest report

August 5, 2022
The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) has published its latest thematic report on the contribution of newborn health to child mortality across England.

RCM welcomes drop in smoking rates among pregnant women

August 5, 2022
Figures from NHS England show a reduction in smoking among pregnant women following support from midwives and NHS staff to help parents give up.

Neonatal leave and pay bill introduced in Parliament

July 5, 2022
On 15 June, Stuart McDonald, SNP MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, introduced the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill as his private member’s bill in Parliament. If it becomes law, the bill will give parents the time and financial support they need to enable them to be by their baby’s side during neonatal care.

Frimley Park Hospital receives Bliss Baby Charter platinum re-accreditation

July 5, 2022
Bliss is delighted to announce that Frimley Park neonatal unit, Surrey, has successfully completed its re-accreditation and has demonstrated that the processes and facilities are in place to deliver high-quality family-centred care.

NMPA report highlights key findings and recommendations

July 5, 2022
The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) has published its latest report, based on births in NHS maternity services in England and Wales. The report presents information about care and outcomes, and highlights areas of potential service improvement.

Postnatal services are not engaging with fathers

July 5, 2022
NHS maternity, health visiting and other family services are failing babies by ignoring their fathers during the first postnatal year, according to the latest evidence review by the Fatherhood Institute.

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.