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Midwifery Continuity of care: Imperative to Change

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Developing maternity services to provide continuity of care is national policy across the four countries of the United Kingdom. In this article Trixie McAree, National lead for Continuity of Carer with Alana Hunt, regional lead for Continuity East of England, they explore the background for this policy and how the......
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The Papers | Maternity and Midwifery Forum

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News Headlines 2022 Stay abreast of key messages and developments and ensure you stay in touch with your peers. Refresh this each week to find the latest headlines picked out by the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s editorial team. W/B Monday the 20th of June 2022   Most midwives cannot access......
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A fresh perspective to recruitment and retention of Newly Qualified Midwives

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The theme of the shortage of midwives in the UK continues across media and political outputs. A key concern is that many are leaving who have been less than 5 years in the profession. In this article Judi Smith, and Jan Bentley, Preceptorship Lead Liverpool Women’s Hospital, share how the......
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Helping midwives to put parents at the centre of their care

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Caring for parents who have experienced the death of a baby is an important role for midwives, student midwives and other members of the multidisciplinary team. In this article Clare Worgan, Sands’ Head of Training and Education, writes about the importance of bereavement care to parents, how training helps healthcare......
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Maternity in the spotlight: HM The Queen’s Birthday honours

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A number of HM The Queen’s honours were conferred on midwives and those linked to the maternity services this weekend. Jenny Hall tells you about them… _______________________________________________________________   Maternity in the spotlight: HM The Queen’s Birthday honours In the UK each year, on the date of the Queen’s “official birthday”,......
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Personalised maternity care conference: Building on Ockendon

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There is no question maternity services in the UK are experiencing struggles at this time. There is much that can, and needs to be, done to improve circumstances. In this article Dr Claire Feeley Lecturer (Research & Teaching)  from King’s College London provides views on the issues and discusses why......
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Queen Elizabeth’s Royal births: transforming the monarchy

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This week the UK is celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II on the throne. In this article Dr Jenny Hall, Editor, MATFLIX briefly examines the births of the royal children in the context of the time, and challenges others to take up researching history. _______________________________________________________________ In this week in......
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Black Maternity Matters: maternity care improvement project

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Last week two important reports demonstrating racism across UK Maternity services were released. In this week’s article Ann Remmers, Maternal and Neonatal Clinical lead, West of England Academic Health Science Network, shares a co-produced project to improve the care of Black women in the South West Region. _______________________________________________________________    In......
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The FiveXMore and Birthrights reports: individual and systemic racism

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This week two key reports on the experiences of Black and Brown women and staff in maternity services has gathered much attention in the UK press this week. Dr Jenny Hall presents the content and considers the implications. _______________________________________________________________   Racism strongly exists in UK maternity services. The clarity of this......
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Keep the faith and believe in the transformational power of midwifery: #MidwiferyinAbuDhabi is coming

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Regular readers of the Forum will be aware we are following the progression of developments of a new undergraduate midwifery programme in UAE. In this third article (see the first here  second here ), Dr Maeve O’Connell, Midwife, Assistant Professor of midwifery, shares the next part of the journey. _______________________________________________________________......