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NMPA publishes report on maternal and neonatal outcomes by maternal BMI

July 2, 2021
The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) has published a report on the characteristics and outcomes of women and babies according to category of maternal body mass index (BMI).

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.

NICE recommends offering women induced labour earlier

June 11, 2021
Women should be offered induced labour earlier than previously advised to make birth safer for them and their babies, according to draft guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Bliss launches new report on impact of COVID-19 on neonatal care

June 11, 2021
Bliss has published the report Locked Out: The Impact of COVID-19 on Neonatal Care, which includes results of a survey of over 500 parents of neonatal babies born between March 2020 to February 2021, as well as findings from a survey of 70 NHS England trusts.

AAP issues clinical report urging caution in use of probiotics in preterm infants

June 11, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that it does not support the routine, universal administration of probiotics to preterm infants, particularly those with a birth weight <1,000g.

Children’s air ambulance wins prestigious healthcare award

June 11, 2021
The Children’s Air Ambulance has won the Adolescent and Child Health Care Team award at the Oxfordshire Health and Social Care Awards 2021.

NICE publishes updated neonatal infection guideline

May 10, 2021

Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early

May 5, 2021

Remote wireless monitoring can quickly identify clinical deterioration

May 5, 2021
A new study by a clinical team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital has concluded that the use of a continuous wireless patient monitoring platform and a first-of-its-kind predictive indicator can aid detection of deterioration of paediatric patients significantly earlier than their current early warning scoring method, potentially saving hundreds of young lives.

Professor Gordon Smith becomes Sands ambassador

May 5, 2021
Professor Gordon Smith has taken on the role of Ambassador for Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) to help drive the charity’s ground-breaking work to save babies’ lives.

Nestlé Nutrition Institute launches Microbiome Academy

May 5, 2021

CMS become exclusive distributor of Lansinoh products to NHS supply chain

May 5, 2021