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Mum’s book raises money for NICU that kept her baby alive

November 8, 2023
Writer and mother, Emma Innes, has published her first book to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at University College London Hospital that saved her now seven-year-old daughter’s life.

NNAP and MBRRACE-UK publish new reports

November 8, 2023
The latest reports from the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) and MBRRACE-UK are now available.

Major advance for detecting brain conditions in babies

November 8, 2023
Experts at Evelina London Children's Hospital and King's College London have made major advances in detecting brain conditions in babies using portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

WaterWipes announces 2023 Pure Foundation winners

November 8, 2023
WaterWipes has announced the UK and Ireland winners of its 2023 Pure Foundation Fund, a bursary fund that recognises the outstanding work of healthcare heroes that have made a difference in the lives of parents and babies in their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

MBRRACE-UK publishes Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report

October 9, 2023
The Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme, which is delivered by MBRRACE-UK, has published a report into UK perinatal deaths for births taking place from January to December 2021.

NCMD report describes vulnerability factors in SIDS

October 9, 2023
A new report from the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD), A thematic review of vulnerability, which increases the risk of poor outcomes, in infants, looks at the factors that make infants vulnerable to sudden, unexpected and unexplained death (sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS).

BAPM invites comments on its latest Toolkit

October 9, 2023
The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) has published the draft version of its new Toolkit, Implementing a Neonatal Electronic Health Record. BAPM welcomes comments on this draft version before publication of the final document.

The latest Bliss Baby Charter accreditation goes to…

October 9, 2023
New Cross Hospital neonatal unit is the most recent unit to receive Bliss Baby Charter Gold accreditation. Congratulations to the team!

EFCNI launches new factsheet on breastfeeding a preterm baby

September 8, 2023
The new European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) factsheet on breastfeeding a preterm baby is now available to download from the EFCNI website.

Specsavers raises funds for premature babies' eyecare

September 8, 2023
The neonatal unit at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh now has cutting-edge equipment for examining the eyes of premature and sick babies, thanks to a fundraiser by Specsavers stores across Scotland.

RCM publishes perinatal mental health roadmap

September 8, 2023
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has published a new report, Strengthening Perinatal Mental Health, providing a roadmap on how to improve services and midwifery training to ensure that women are supported with their mental health during and following pregnancy.

Pregnancy Loss Review and the Government’s response highlight areas for improvement

September 8, 2023
The Pregnancy Loss Review and the Government’s response to it have been published, highlighting improvements needed to ensure those experiencing pregnancy loss before 24 weeks of gestation get the care and support they need.