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Positive first year for collaborative maternity incentive scheme

A national scheme to help maternity services in England deliver better care to mothers and their babies has shown positive results in its first year. NHS Resolution’s maternity incentive scheme

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Nursing and midwifery regulator proposes to change English language test

As part of its extensive review of international registration, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is proposing to change the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English

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NMC outline plans to consult on ‘New era’ of midwifery education in the UK

Ambitious draft midwifery education standards have been outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ahead of a proposed public consultation in early 2019.  The draft standards, informed by the

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Royal College launches new resource to help prevent Female Genital Mutilation

Healthcare professionals who carry out pre-travel consultations will be better equipped to deal with issues around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), following the launch of a new free online course by

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Newborn babies’ brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first time at University College London

A newborn baby’s brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research co-led by University College London. Babies use this sense of touch – facial somatosensation –

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A single missing gene leads to miscarriage

A single gene of the mother plays such a crucial role in the development of the placenta that its dysfunction leads to miscarriages. Researchers from the Medical Faculty of Ruhr-Universität

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Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes

Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts in The BMJ recently.

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AXifeed – The only truly tamper-evident EBM storage bottle range

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE The AXifeed Expressed Breastmilk (EBM) storage bottle and cap range, from specialist neonatal supplier Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), is the only truly tamper-evident system, providing clear verification

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Postpartum depression linked to mother’s pain after childbirth

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labour and delivery process, suggests

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NMC celebrates ambitious changes to nursing education in Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Nurse, Professor Fiona McQueen, and representatives from across the health and care sector in Scotland joined together in Edinburgh recently to mark the launch of ambitious new nursing education