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The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Midwife Returns From War-torn South Sudan a Changed Person

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:47:49 +0100

In the NewsThe Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Midwife Returns From War-torn South Sudan a Changed PersonApril 24, 2018Utah midwife Kirsti Rinne talks about her experience working with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Lankien, South Sudan.View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)

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NHS staff deliver more than 50 million babies

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

England ’s top midwife says NHS staff have delivered more than 50 million babies over the last seven decades and is urging young people to consider the “uniquely rewarding” career. (Source: NHS Networks)



Welsh ministers pledge student bursary will continue during 2019

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:58:00 +0100

Student nurses and midwives in Wales will continue to receive a bursary in 2019, the country ’s health secretary has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)



Royal baby: Kate Middleton in labour - five signs that labour has begun

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0100

KATE MIDDLETON, 36, is due to give birth to the royal baby any day now. But what can the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, 35, expect? These are the signs that labour may be starting, and you should call your midwife. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



NMC referral can spark suicidal thoughts in nurses, finds survey

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:25:00 +0100

More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council have experienced suicidal thoughts, according to a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise procedures. (Source: Nursing Times)



Online ads might boost smoking cessation uptake in pregnancy

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Paid ads for quit-smoking support might be more effective than advice in clinical setting Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation services face cuts Smoking cessation Support for smokers trying to quit falls sharply Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Midwives and doctors need more training on tackling smoking in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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Royal baby: Kate Middleton due to give birth - five signs that labour has begun

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:16:04 +0100

KATE MIDDLETON, 36, is due to give birth to the royal baby any day now. But what can the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, 35, expect? These are the signs that labour may be starting, and you should call your midwife. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Language testing for healthcare professionals

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:14:12 +0100

This briefing sets out the English language controls for EEA and non-EEA healthcare professionals in the UK, including doctors, nurses, midwives, dental professionals and pharmaceutical professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



NHS pay consultation launched at health conference

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:31:17 +0100

UNISON has launched a consultation of health members at the health group conference in Brighton today. Members in England must decide whether to accept a three-year pay deal which comes with an extra £4.2bn worth of funding. Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other health staff across England are being offered long-overdue pay rises, in what would be a major shake-up of the NHS pay structure. Roz Norman (above), the chair of UNISON’s health service group executive, told delegates at conference that the hard work of activists in the Pay Up Now campaign played a crucial role in forcing pay to the top of the political agenda. “The consultation has launched today and runs until 5 June – we want everyone to take part,” s...



Uganda:Nurses' Union Threatens Another Sit-Down Strike

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:28:42 +0100

[Monitor] The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union has rejected the proposed new government salary increment for nurses saying it is not what was agreed upon with the president (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Rural midwives help save mothers in Lao People ’s Democratic Republic

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:40:49 +0100

THAPANGTHONG, Lao People ’s Democratic Republic –“Just lie still and relax. Breathe slowly,” midwife Khoun Keobouttavong told Out, 30. Out was laying on the floor of her small stilt house in the southern Thapangthong District of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.Ms. Keobouttavong pressed a fetal stethoscope into Out ’s belly. Out was about six months pregnant.“The heart is beating well,” she told Out, smiling. (Source: UNFPA News)

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Funding boost for midwifery research training programme

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:58:00 +0100

New charity funding has been awarded to provide research training grants for midwives and nurses to improve care. (Source: Nursing Times)



NMC asks for views on plans for nursing associate regulation

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:38:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today launched a consultation on its proposals for nursing associate standards of proficiency and the regulation of the controversial new role. (Source: Nursing Times)



Ensuring patient safety, enabling professionalism

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is running a public consultation on changes to the NMC's fitness to practise function. (Source: NHS Networks)



Spina bifida charity accuses midwives of 'scaremongering'

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 21:22:32 +0100

Nurse Gill Yaz, of the spina bifida charity Shine, said she feared the number of women taking folic acid could drop if women got the false message it was harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Under 500 new associates in training but recruitment ‘on track’

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:13:00 +0100

Just under 500 further trainee nursing associates have commenced programmes in England so far this year, with more than 4,000 expected to begin later in 2018, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)



Maternity care ‘must improve’ for those with rare syndromes

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:26:00 +0100

Maternity care for pregnant women with a set of rare inherited conditions called Ehlers-Danlos syndromes “must improve”, according to UK midwifery researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)



From midwife to MP - Advancing the rights of women in the Comoros

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:51:14 +0100

MORONI, Comoros –As a midwife,  Hadjira Oumouri, 49, spent years advocating for the health and rights of women. Today, she is the second-ever woman Member of Parliament in the Comoros, and currently the only female MP.Her experience has informed her leadership. Since taking office, she has introduced multiple bills to promote gender equality, and she has worked hard – with success – to gain the support of her male colleagues.“I think the fight of the woman is every day,” she said. “Politics is also a fight you have to keep fighting.” (Source: UNFPA News)



NMC begins consultation on plans for more private FtP cases

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:20:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a consultation on its controversial plans to deal with the majority of fitness to practise cases in private, claiming the change would encourage nurses and midwives to speak up about problems at an earlier stage in the process. (Source: Nursing Times)

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High blood pressure before pregnancy linked to heightened miscarriage risk

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Every 10 mmHg rise in diastolic blood pressure seems to boost risk Related items fromOnMedica Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina Women using short-acting asthma relievers can take 20% longer to conceive Midwifery training numbers to rise by 25% Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Mums-to-be can safely exercise in warm weather and use saunas for brief periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Advice lacking on pregnancy for patients with bowel condition

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:39:00 +0100

A study chronicling the experiences of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during and after pregnancy found nurses and midwives were often unable to provide information and advice. (Source: Nursing Times)



Tanzania:Maternal, Neonatal Mortality Rate Conference Slated for Next Month

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:38:10 +0100

[Daily News] The Nursing and Midwifery Scientific Conference which is planned to be held next month in Dodoma will, among other things, deliberate on maternal and neonatal mobility and mortality rate in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



NMC defends plans to deal with most FtP cases in private

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:56:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended its proposal to deal with the majority of fitness to practise cases in private, following claims the change will decrease transparency and remove a deterrent against poor conduct. (Source: Nursing Times)



'Historic decision' by NMC brings in raft of nurse education changes

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:21:00 +0100

A raft of changes to pre-registration nurse education, student assessment and prescribing have been approved, following a “historic decision” by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)

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NMC fee remains at £120 for 2018 but decision will be reviewed

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:35:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed not to raise annual registration fees for nurses and midwives in 2018 but has said it will need to review the payment in more detail ahead of next year. (Source: Nursing Times)



Guidance for midwives to help abuse survivors vote safely

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:51:00 +0100

New guidance has been published on supporting survivors of domestic abuse and other women in danger to vote safely, after this important role was extended to nurses and midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)



A Planned Parenthood branch demanded ‘a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.’ Then it had second thoughts.

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:04:30 +0100

A Planned Parenthood branch ventured into the intersection between Disney princess memes and abortion politics on Tuesday — briefly — before deciding that, on second thought, those two things probably shouldn’t intersect and deleting its tweet. Earlier, Planned Parenthood suggested ‘we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion’ and then they deleted it. So, in […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsWatch a midwife deliver her own baby by C-sectionTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Women to have dedicated midwives throughout pregnancy and birth

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Jeremy Hunt has announced that the majority of women will receive care from the same midwives throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth by 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)



NMC reveals updated draft associate standards and revised code

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:36:00 +0100

An updated version of the standards nursing associates will need to meet and the list of skills they should be trained in have been released in draft form by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, with changes made to sections on medicines and common symptoms. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Watch a midwife deliver her own baby by C-section

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:30:21 +0100

On a recent Sunday, Emily Dial prepared to deliver a baby, just as she had done so many other times in her years as a nurse midwife. She scrubbed in, donned surgical gloves and surveyed the delivery room at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Kentucky. There were about half a dozen members of a medical team […]Related:Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateBrain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers sayA woman says her chiropractor molested her during a ‘prenatal massage.’ Now she’s suing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



National role for midwife who supports bereaved parents

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:30:00 +0100

A Midlands specialist midwife and a charity founder have been asked by the government to lead a national review which could change the law for bereaved families. (Source: Nursing Times)



Hunt to unveil new midwifery support role and training routes

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +0100

The health and social care secretary will announce new training routes into midwifery today as well as a new voluntary register and education standards for maternity support workers. (Source: HSJ)



Prescribing changes and removal of meds standards set to go ahead

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:22:00 +0100

A “contentious” proposal by the nursing regulator to allow nurses and midwives to gain prescribing qualifications at earlier points in their careers is still due to go ahead under final plans, but registrants will need to provide evidence they are competent before beginning programmes. (Source: Nursing Times)



Hunt promises more midwives and better continuity of care

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:07:00 +0100

An extra 3,000 midwives will be trained over the next four years and a voluntary register set up for support staff, under a range of maternity care measures trailed over the weekend by the government. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Newport's pro-breastfeeding scheme 'should be Wales-wide'

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 05:41:51 +0100

Midwives want a scheme in one city aimed at making mothers feel comfortable expanded nationwide. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



NHS: Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:05:19 +0100

The Royal College of Midwives welcomes the move but says training "is only half of the problem". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



NMC reverses plan not to set standards for new student assessors

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:11:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has rowed back on its proposal to not set any competency standards for nurses and midwives who will assess students on practice placements. (Source: Nursing Times)



Maternity lead warns NHS ‘simply does not have enough midwives’

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:59:00 +0100

Sarah-Jane Marsh, chair of the maternity transformation programme at NHS England, said earlier this week that the country currently lacked “sufficient midwives for the job”. (Source: Nursing Times)



FtP cases set to be mostly heard in private under NMC plans

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:07:00 +0100

Fewer fitness to practise hearings will be held in public in the future under a series of plans drawn up by the Nursing and Midwifery Council that will see most cases resolved in private, as well as a greater emphasis on the context surrounding an incident. (Source: Nursing Times)

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At long last NHS workers have a real pay offer – now it’s time for members to decide their future

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:12:19 +0100

Today we can say with absolute certainty, that the government’s self-defeating pay cap has been scrapped in the NHS. That is to be welcomed. The NHS pay offer unveiled today has certainly been a long time coming. Seven years of pay freezes and wage increases well below the cost of living have been pushing many of those working in our most vital institution – the National Health Service – close to the brink. As a result, the NHS struggled to hold onto experienced staff or recruit many of those needed to fill vacancies. The jewel in the crown of our public services was tarnished, deliberately, by making NHS workers pay for a crisis they didn’t cause. Throughout that time UNISON has campaigned to break the cap, to win for all NHS workers the pay and conditions that these public servic...



Blog: At last NHS workers have a real pay offer – now it’s time for members to decide

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:12:19 +0100

Today we can say with absolute certainty, that the government’s self-defeating pay cap has been scrapped in the NHS. That is to be welcomed. The NHS pay offer unveiled today has certainly been a long time coming. Seven years of pay freezes and wage increases well below the cost of living have been pushing many of those working in our most vital institution – the National Health Service – close to the brink. As a result, the NHS struggled to hold onto experienced staff or recruit many of those needed to fill vacancies. The jewel in the crown of our public services was tarnished, deliberately, by making NHS workers pay for a crisis they didn’t cause. Throughout that time UNISON has campaigned to break the cap, to win for all NHS workers the pay and conditions that these public servic...



UNISON puts major proposal for NHS pay to its members

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:06:50 +0100

UNISON today unveiled a proposal for a far-reaching modernisation of the NHS pay structure in England over the next three years, which would result in significant pay rises for every single member of staff and could turn the tide of the NHS staffing crisis. The union has led intense and detailed negotiations over a number of months, which have resulted in the proposed framework agreement between NHS unions, employers and the government. The key aim of the proposed agreement is to make the whole NHS pay system “fairer and better” for current and future staff. In the first instance, over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long-overdue pay rises of between 6.5% and 29% over the three-y...



Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:44 +0100

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital caterers, cleaners, porters and other staff on the lowest pay grade would get an immediate pay rise of over £2,000 this year (an increase of between 11 and 13%). This would mean that from 1 April every NHS worker in England is to be paid at least £8.93 an hour, which is 18p above the real living wage of £8.75. This would take the lowest full-time rate of pay in the NHS to £17,460. Under the proposals, b...



Ready for the WhatsApp Revolution in Health Care Communications?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:50:50 +0100

March 20, 2018Twenty percent of the world's population is using it already. Time for us to catch up.Facebook announced in January that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users —20% of the world’s population!—who send more than 60 billion messages every day.Of course, quickly messaging people via computing technology is not new. However, this communications medium could revolutionize the way we communicate with health workers and their clients.To give you a sense of WhatsApp ’s reach and potential for improving global health:In India and Brazil, 80% of small businesses are already using WhatsApp to communicate with their customers.In Zimbabwe, WhatsApp alone was responsible for half of all internet traffic in the country last year.In Central and South America and Sout...

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Abortions in the U.S. Are Safe and Effective, a New Report Says

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:22:40 +0100

The majority of legal abortions performed in the U.S. are safe, free of complications and devoid of long-term health effects, according to a comprehensive new report. A committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzed available data on abortion safety, quality and care. The resulting report, published Friday, says the four major abortion methods used in the U.S. — medication, aspiration, induction and dilation and evacuation (D&E) — are all safe and effective, and that complications are rare. The vast majority of U.S. abortions — 90% — are also performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, according to the report, which drastically improves their safety. The committee also concluded that, contrary to some persist...



Africa:Improving Opportunities for African Women

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:29:57 +0100

[Wellbeing Foundation] London -Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora SarakiWife of the Senate President of the Federal Republic of NigeriaFounder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



A & E sees extra patients worried about sepsis after BBC dramas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:19:36 +0100

More than 80 people a day have been turning up at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, fearing they have sepsis after it was featured in Call the Midwife and The Archers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Midwife delivers her own baby in 'perfect' c-section birth

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:45:28 +0100

Emily Dial, a 34-year-old nurse and midwife from Kentucky pulled her baby from her own womb in a c-section delivery, learning it was a girl when she set eyes on Emma in her own hands for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Pressures spark rising stress, bullying and errors among midwives

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:52:00 +0100

Increasing stress from high workloads, alongside rising numbers of bullying incidents and errors that could have hurt staff or patients, have been uncovered in a survey of UK midwives and maternity support workers. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Corrie actress Kym Marsh launches awards for nurses and midwives

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:33:00 +0100

Coronation Street actress and former popstar Kym Marsh is helping launch a new set of awards focusing on nurses and midwives involved in bereavement care for the parents of babies that have died. (Source: Nursing Times)



Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:26:15 +0100

At 14 Sian Preddy was told she was profoundly deaf but she has not let it get in the way of her job. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Law change means nurses can support domestic abuse victims to vote anonymously

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:29:00 +0100

Nurses and midwives will be able to support people who have experienced domestic abuse to vote anonymously during elections following a change in law this month. (Source: Nursing Times)



Every Child Matters

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:00:59 +0100

Left to right: Mike Gunnery, Joy Dunbavin, Paula Duffy and Glyn Slack. Photo: Dave Thompson Missed appointments, bad teeth and visible hunger are some of the signs a child is being neglected. When this happens, social services steps in and a whole range of professionals work hard to get the  child’s life – and that of their family’s ­– back on track. That process will often involve fostering, and finding the right person to look after a child in their most vulnerable hour is no easy task. At the last count, there were 51,805 children in foster placements in England. Every one of those children needs an approved, trained and compassionate foster carer to support them. So, on any given day, teams of local government staff are working hard to make sure they have enough foster ca...



U.S. states with more support for midwives have better birth outcomes

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:04:40 +0100

(Reuters Health) - States with laws that make it easier for midwives to care for pregnant women and deliver babies may have better birth outcomes than states where it ’s harder for midwives to provide care, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Public health contribution of nurses and midwives: guidance

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Public Health England has made available tools and models to support the development of the public health contribution of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. (Source: NHS Networks)



Lanarkshire and Coventry named ‘midwifery services of year’

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:19:00 +0100

Midwives and maternity support workers from Lanarkshire in Scotland and the East Midlands in England have been named as the “midwifery services the year” by the Royal College of Midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)



Baby who stopped breathing was saved by an off-duty nurse

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:54:56 +0100

Single mother-of-two Nicole Tierney, 27, from Gloucester, messaged community midwife Nicky Hennell, 47, after her one-day-old son started throwing up blood and mucus-streaked vomit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:12:41 +0100

 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal and child health. ‘I know my dream is very big,’ Detty says. ‘But for me, work in this area is what you might call very addictive. The more you learn, the more you work and the more yo...



NHS targets children as young as four to become nurses

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:06:45 +0100

Nurses and midwives will go into English primary and secondary schools to promote the profession and shake off the stereotype that it is only for women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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UMC's board wanted to keep this meeting a secret. We finally know (mostly) what was said.

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:25:00 +0100

A few months after D.C. leaders forced United Medical Center's obstetrics unit to shut down, the D.C.-owned hospital gave folks from the George Washington Medical Faculty Associates a tour of its maternity floor to see what it would take to reopen it. The physician group's response: UMC would need six obstetrics physicians, a gynecologist, eight midwives and six medical technicians at a total cost of about $10 million to get the OB ward back up and running at full speed, according to newly released… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Booklet aims to end ‘inconsistent and confusing’ postnatal advice

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:56:00 +0100

Midwives and nurses in North West London have helped create an information booklet for new mothers to tackle a lack of clear information for women after giving birth. (Source: Nursing Times)



Supporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's Story

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:43:20 +0100

VideoSupporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's StoryMarch 07, 2018Sexual violence can be opportunistic or organized. It can be a reason to flee, but also can be experienced along the journey at any stage of displacement.Ruksana, a midwife, has been working in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, for six years. In August 2017 her clinic started to see a sharp increase in patients who had suffered sexual violence among the new influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. (Source: MSF News)



Number of Scottish nurses and midwives rise but so do vacancies

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:34:00 +0100

The number of nursing and midwifery staff working in Scotland has reached a “record high” but this has been “undermined” by a similar percentage rise in vacancy rates, reveal latest workforce figures. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Ovarian cancer: How getting pregnant saved this young mum's life

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:05:00 +0100

AN early ultrasound scan revealed that Katie Irwin, a trainee midwife from Bangor, Northern Ireland, had a rare form of ovarian cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Former newspaper boss to be new chair of nursing regulator

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:37:00 +0100

Former newspaper chief executive Philip Graf has been appointed as the next chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)



Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:11:26 +0100

Doctors, nurses and midwives have thrown their support behind the bill, which would ban circumcisions in children without a medical reason. (Source: NYT Health)






Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Mothers and infants do better with midwives as part of the team (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)

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Two studies reveal the impact and future implications of U.S. midwifery

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:27:23 +0100

Co-authored by Yale School of Nursing ’s Dr. Holly Powell Kennedy, the studies look at the current state of midwifery in America and how to advance it. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)



Nursing Now! campaign: empowering nurses to improve global health

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:22:28 +0100

27 February 2018 – As part of efforts to improve global health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Council of Nurses are supporting the Nursing Now campaign – a 3-year global health initiative of the Burdett Trust for Nursing that will be launched in February 2018. The campaign, which continues until the end of 2020, aims to raise the status and profile of nursing to improve health and enable nurses to maximize their contribution to achieving universal health coverage. The campaign will be launched on 27 February in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Geneva University Hospitals), in the presence of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan, Patron for Nursing and Mid...



Nursing Now campaign: empowering nurses to improve global health

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:22:28 +0100

27 February 2018 – As part of efforts to improve global health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Council of Nurses are supporting the Nursing Now campaign – a 3-year global health initiative of the Burdett Trust for Nursing that will be launched in February 2018. The campaign, which continues until the end of 2020, aims to raise the status and profile of nursing to improve health and enable nurses to maximize their contribution to achieving universal health coverage. The campaign will be launched on 27 February in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (Geneva University Hospitals), in the presence of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan, Patron for Nursing and Mid...



A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Highlights a new study which found a correlation between the integration and acceptance of midwives into obstetrical care and improved maternal and infant outcomes and cost-effectiveness of care. Details the history of the United States' move away from midwifery as well as the growing acceptance of nurse-midwives and the impact they could potentially have in addressing racial health disparities and care shortages in rural and low-income communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)



Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state report cards

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Oregon State University) Midwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a new US-wide 'report card' that ranks all 50 states on the quality of their maternity care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Serena Williams rallies for healthcare for new mothers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:58:38 +0100

The tennis star, 36, was forced to have a c-section to deliver Alexis Olympia after her heart rate plummeted. A day later she came near death. Now she urges fans to donate to midwives globally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



mSakhi in Pictures

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:59 +0100

February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villages like this one are located on mountain tops. Despite the odds —and thanks to India's frontline health workers —registered pregnancies in Uttarakhand have touched93.8 % ...



NMC releases draft skills list for nursing associate training

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:36:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has unveiled a list of over 90 procedures and communication skills that nursing associates should be trained in, as part of draft proposals published yesterday. (Source: Nursing Times)



Trust ’s midwives to train using realistic birth simulator

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:33:00 +0100

Maternity staff at a teaching hospital are set to welcome a new piece of clinical training equipment that provides realistic simulations of childbirth, following a successful trial of the technology. (Source: Nursing Times)



Expanding the Abortion Provider Workforce: A Qualitative Study of Organizations Implementing a New California Policy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:34:13 +0100

CONCLUSIONSCalifornia's expansion of the abortion-providing workforce had a positive impact on patient care in the sampled organizations. However, various organizational obstacles must be addressed to more fully realize the benefits of having NPs, CNMs and PAs provide aspiration abortions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)

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Guidance to support new ‘maternity safety champions’

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:08:00 +0100

Trust board members chosen to be “maternity safety champions” must ensure that midwives and their support staff receive all the training and resources they need, according to latest guidance. (Source: Nursing Times)



Health care education funding for postgraduate, dental hygiene and dental therapy students

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

From August 2018 new postgraduate pre-registration nursing, midwifery and allied health professional, and most new dental hygiene and dental therapy students will access loans from the Student Loans Company. (Source: NHS Networks)



First test centre for overseas nurses opens in Northern Ireland

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:45:00 +0100

A new Nursing and Midwifery Council competence test centre for overseas nurses who want to work in the UK has opened in Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)



Ethiopia:A Midwifery Role to Dessie-Kombolcha University

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:04:45 +0100

[Ethiopian Herald] Today's guest is Dereje Ayalew, a Professor of Geology at the School of Earth Sciences of Addis Ababa University (AAU). At this point in time, he is engaged in both pure and applied research in various fields of Earth Sciences on top of instructing students at different levels. He has published the results of his research findings in more than 40 reputable scientific journals wordwide. He has been to different parts of the world following his research works. The Ethiopian Herald had a short stay with Prof. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)



Peer behind two key reports on nurse education joins NMC panel

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:35:00 +0100

Lord Phil Willis of Knaresborough has been appointed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as one of two new members of its midwifery panel. (Source: Nursing Times)

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'Short-sighted' removal of bursaries for postgraduate student nurses

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:31:00 +0100

Postgraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery students in England will no longer receive bursaries to cover their tuition fees and living costs, the government has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)



Displaced by crisis, South Sudan midwifery students focus on saving mothers

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:20:03 +0100

JUBA, South Sudan –Nyomon Lilian will never forget the day she decided to become a midwife.It was a few years ago, in her hometown of Kajo Keji, in South Sudan ’s Equatoria region. She watched as her neighbour bled out after giving birth.The woman was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late. She died, leaving behind five small children.“Watching my neighbour die during childbirth emboldened me to make the decision to enrol in midwifery [school],” said Ms. Nyomon, 25. “The woman assisting her had no knowledge of what to do.” (Source: UNFPA News)



The language guide midwives should use

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:21:24 +0100

The guide, published in the British Medical Journal, also stresses that midwives and obstetricians should never address the pregnant woman as a 'she' when they are discussing the situation at hand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:00:48 +0100

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-AdamsWhen Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pressure kept rising – this condition, known as pre-eclampsia, is not uncommon but can lead to sometimes-fatal complications – and the doctors decided to induce the birth. When her cervix failed to dilate properly after 17 hours of labour, they decided instead to deliver the child by caesarean section under general anaesthetic. Rachel remembers being wheeled into the operating theatre. She remembe...



A safe pregnancy is every woman ’s right: Midwifery care saves lives in Myanmar

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:30:09 +0100

FALAM, Myanmar – Ngun Hlei was lucky to have seen a midwife during her third pregnancy. Many women in Myanmar don ’t.“I felt very unwell for many months during that pregnancy. But what could I do? I carried on with my work making snacks for selling at the market,” she explained recently in the rural town of Falam, in north-western Myanmar.“I didn’t stop to think that there could be a serious problem until I saw the midwife,” she added. (Source: UNFPA News)

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MPs to nominate local nurses as ‘heroes’ for NHS anniversary

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:05:00 +0100

Outstanding nurses and midwives could be in the running for new awards launched today to mark 70 years of the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)



Pregnant smokers told to use e-cigarettes

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:51:26 +0100

Midwives and doctors are being urged by Public Health England to be ‘positive’ about the devices and explain that they are probably safer than tobacco. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Ambulance failure 'contributed to baby death'

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:11:04 +0100

Baby Nevaeh Stewart died at Montrose Royal Infirmary's community midwife unit in September 2012. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Tanzania:MP Wants Government to Act On 'Bad Mannered' Female Midwives

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:27:08 +0100

[Citizen] Dodoma -The Member of Parliament for Tabora Urban on the CCM ticket, Mr Emanuel Mwakasaka (CCM) has asked the government to take immediate action against bad mannered female midwives who have a tendency of ill-treating pregnant women when they go for delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)



Over 60 universities expected to seek NMC approval for training nursing associates

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:07:00 +0100

A total of 65 universities are expected to apply for approval to run nursing associate programmes over the course of the next academic year, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Judge criticises investigators in harmed baby case

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:10:00 +0100

A high court judge has heavily criticised the Nursing and Midwifery Council for what she described as the regulator’s “superficial approach” and “flawed” investigation of a nurse suspected of harming her 14 week old baby. (Source: HSJ)



'Mixed views' on education plans but NMC 'may hold the line'

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:19:00 +0100

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing opposition to a number of its proposed changes to nurse education, early findings from its consultation have revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)



Hopkins Nursing—Dean on the Opioid Crisis

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:46:43 +0100

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Further rise in nurse and midwife student places for Scotland

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:24:00 +0100

Training places for student nurses and midwives in Scotland will increase by 10.8% in 2018-19, the Scottish government has said. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Hospital trust appoints its first ever bereavement midwife

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:19:00 +0100

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its first ever bereavement midwife. (Source: Nursing Times)



A quarter of mums alone in labour, many can't get help

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:45:19 +0100

Many women were left worried and alone whilst giving birth, while others said they struggled to summon help from staff and claimed midwives did not take them seriously, a new study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Just one nurse is hired for every 400 jobs advertised

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:43:32 +0100

There were 34,260 vacant nursing and midwifery roles advertised across England at the end of September - a record high. The figures were collected by NHS Digital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)