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London midwife celebrates ‘outstanding success’ of programme to tackle racism in the NHS

A London midwife was honoured recently by the Royal College of Midwives for her work in tackling equality and diversity in maternity care. Kate Brintworth, won a national award for


Midwives from Southampton scoop national award for app that improves maternity safety

Three midwives working at University Hospital Southampton, have won a national award for their work developing an ‘incredibly successful’ app that improves maternity care for women during their pregnancy. The

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17 June 2023, Thyroid Masterclass; Virtual course

The Marion Gluck Training Academy has announced the launch of its new virtual, accredited course ‘Thyroid Masterclass.’ The course has been developed specifically to the needs of practitioners looking for


Caring for mental health in maternity

Extra support from a new team of specialist midwives is now available to help people with mental health issues and worries around having a baby and becoming a parent. York


New app helps midwives spot health issues at birth

Digital resource provides important information to midwives, students and healthcare staff A new app that will help healthcare practitioners, educators and student midwives screen for health conditions at birth has


Latest MBRRACE-UK figures for maternal and perinatal mortality in the UK are published

The MBRRACE-UK collaboration, led from Oxford Population Health’s National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), has recently published data on women who died during, or up to six weeks after, pregnancy between 2019


Experts call for monitoring of respiratory vaccine after trials suggest possible increase in preterm births

Pfizer says vaccine is safe and effective, but trial results prompt calls for further analysis of data and post-approval monitoring  Experts have called for further scrutiny of a new Pfizer


Tommy’s launches new strategy to grow research, improve care and end inequities

Tommy’s – a UK’s charity funding pregnancy research – is launching a new strategy to guide its next decade of work, with a new vision and goals to grow research, improve maternity care,


Perinatal mental health gets virtual reality treatment in ground-breaking training programme

England has become the first country in the world to launch clinical training in perinatal mental health using extended reality (XR) technology. Perinatal mental health conditions affect between 10 and