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Black and Asian newborns at higher risk of Group B Strep disease

A new study led by the UK Health Security Agency has found that rates of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) disease are significantly higher in infants of Black or Asian ethnicity,


HEE Chief Executive invites students to consider a career in the NHS

As thousands of students receive their GCSE results today, and A-levels last week, Health Education England’s Chief Executive Navina Evans is encouraging them to consider choosing from more than 350


Classification of C-sections may need to be developed for improved maternity care

To track and analyse caesarean section trends and thus improve maternity care, the Robson classification is used worldwide. A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows differences between Sweden and


28-29 October 2022, Introduction to BHRT and developing your knowledge

The Marion Gluck Training Academy has announced the dates of their next in-person training courses for autumn in Bioidentical Hormone Restoration Therapy (BHRT) The courses are focused on training existing


No link between covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy and higher risk of preterm birth or stillbirth

Findings can help guide decision making about covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy Vaccination against covid-19 during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age


Doctors’ reluctance to discuss anal sex is letting down young women, warn researchers

Open conversations and better public health education will help women make informed choices Clinicians’ reluctance to discuss possible harms of anal sex is letting down a generation of young women


Race discrimination linked to heightened risk of underweight and premature babies

Research adds to existing evidence that discrimination is a risk factor for poor health outcomes Experience of race discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, skin colour, or nationality is linked


The Ockenden Report: Defining the responsibilities of the obstetric anaesthetist for non anaesthetists?

James Watts, consultant in anaesthesia and critical care medicine at East Lancashire NHS Trust discusses the Ockenden Report and the role of the obstetric anaesthetist. In 2016, Donna Ockenden, former Clinical