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Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method

Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria – their microbiome – than those delivered by Caesarean, research has shown. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UCL, the University of Birmingham


Competition celebrating 100 years of ‘Always Caring, Always Nursing’ opens up for entries

It’s time to reach for the colouring pencils and get creative as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) launches a competition marking the centenary of nursing regulation. 100 years on


Review of the Modern Midwives Meet-up

  I’d like to start by saying thank you to everyone who came to our third Modern Midwives Meetup. Thank you to our amazing sponsors Elvie and Deep Freeze – I could not do


NMC announces further improvements to help overseas applicants

Nurses, midwives and nursing associates applying to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register from overseas are set to find the process easier and cheaper than ever before. As


OET and Tier 2 visas: Only one test now required for both registration and visa purposes

Doctors, nurses, dentists and midwives applying for Tier 2 (General) visas no longer need to meet a separate English language requirement where they have already done so as part of


International research involving student midwives at Keele presented in Washington DC

Student midwives from Keele University have been praised for their professionalism following their contribution to recent international research.  Dr Angela Hancock and Joanne Cookson, from Keele’s School of Nursing and


Always Caring, Always Nursing: Celebrating 100 years of nursing regulation

The countdown is on – it’s officially 100 days until the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) celebrates a century of nursing regulation. Launched on Saturday 14 September 2019, ‘Always Caring,


NCT and Netmums research: Less than three minutes for new mums’ postnatal health

Nearly half (47 per cent) of mothers who’ve recently given birth get less than three minutes or no time at all to discuss their mental and physical health at a


Fertility-sparing surgery is as good as radical surgery for early ovarian cancer

Young women with early stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a national study


Tommy’s launches TELL ME WHY campaign

A survey of 1,081 women who have lost a child during pregnancy or premature birth has found that 71 per cent are not given a medical reason why it happened.