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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

Each Baby Counts publishes final report

April 7, 2021
The final Each Baby Counts report presents key findings based on the analysis of data relating to the care given to mothers and babies throughout the UK in 2018. It also takes a retrospective look at the key learning points and the impact of Each Baby Counts over time since its inception.

Embrace neonatal transport restraint now available from CMS

April 7, 2021
Central Medical Supplies (CMS) is now distributing the Embrace restraint system for transporting neonates.

Innovative neonatal palliative care project goes national

April 7, 2021
First-of-its-kind project transforms neonatal palliative care in London and is rolled out across the UK.

Senior neonatal sister awarded the 2020 Pure Foundation Fund for providing exceptional care

April 7, 2021
Homerton senior neonatal sister Kezia Alex has been awarded £2,500 for her compassion, attitude and outstanding commitment to improving care for new parents and babies.