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Maternity & Midwifery Festivals – TOP 10 videos of 2021

Debra
M&MF TOP 10 2021
2021 has been a year with many uncertainties but the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s in-person and and hybrid events along with the Maternity and Midwifery Hour programme each Wednesday at 7pm has not been one of them. The Maternity and Midwifery Forum throughout 2021 has brought each and everyone of......
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Reflection, learning and continuing professional development  ​​​​​​​

Debra
” Its slow, it’s active, it’s careful what you are thinking about, and you are thinking about it in the light of context and not just the situation you are in from which you develop your ideas going forward…… We have made changes very quickly over this year in maternity......
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It’s time to end prison sentencing for pregnant women

Debra
It’s time to end prison sentencing for pregnant women
In the last two years, two pregnant women inside UK prisons gave birth inside their cells. Both of their babies died. These deaths at HMP Bronzefield and HMP Styal made the news headlines, but they still haven’t stopped courts sending pregnant women to prison. It’s time for that to change.......
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Continuity of Carer in Worcestershire

Debra
Continuity of Carer
Continuity of Carer is where you are cared for by a team of six to eight midwives with a named midwife allocated to your care. This midwife and her team will follow you throughout your pregnancy from booking to delivery and into early days of parenthood. In this presentation, Caitlin......
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Saving Lives, Improving Mother’s Care- MBRRACE Confidential Enquiry 2017-2019

Debra
Dr Jenny Hall summarises the latest MBRRACE Confidential Enquiry, highlighting important aspects for midwives to take on board to prevent further maternal deaths in the future. During November MBRRACE released the next confidential enquiry on maternal deaths and morbidities across the UK for the years 2017-2019. This follows a previous......
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Midwifery in the media: is anyone going to take notice?  

Debra
Dr Jenny Hall
It has been a week of UK midwives in the news. Sunday’s “March for Midwives” has been headline news across many local and national media outlets, even hitting some international press outlets. Organised by a team of doulas, birth supporters, lay-people and health professionals (see Kay King’s blog on this......
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Supporting the perinatal needs of Fathers: New resources

Debra
Supporting the perinatal needs of Fathers: New resources
International Men’s day was on the 19th November. To mark it Jeremy Davies explores the resources provided by the Fatherhood Institute to support the needs of fathers. There’s a huge lack of well-written, evidence-based information designed specifically to help men navigate their personal journeys into fatherhood – and we know......
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The state of health care and adult social care in England 2020/21

Debra
The state of health care and adult social care in England 2020/21
 https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20211021_stateofcare2021_print.pdf In the current backdrop of ongoing COVID 19 cases across the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the current regulator for health and social care, has produced their report of the state of the services in England. Though the report is a summary across all services it does include......