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NMC launches new support service in response to lessons learned review

A new public support service from the nursing and midwifery regulator has been launched offering dedicated, personalised support service to members of the public who raise concerns about nurses and

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Variation in treatment for vomiting during pregnancy costs the NHS an estimated £60 million

The economic cost to the NHS of vomiting and nausea during pregnancy is over £60 million, higher than previously thought, according to new estimates by the University of Warwick. The

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Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

The kicks a mother feels in the womb from her unborn child may allow the baby to ‘map’ their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests

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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.