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Midwifery staffing shortage: midwives voices

Debra
Midwifery staffing shortage: midwives voices
Photo courtesy of Unsplash A few weeks ago I posted a blog that discussed midwifery staffing shortage. It provoked an unprecedented response from midwives in the UK highlighting some of the current challenges they face. It seemed only right to follow up on that article, especially since another news report......
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The Hepatitis-B Antenatal Screening and selective neonatal immunisation quality improvement project: improving the quality of care of women with hepatitis B in pregnancy and their babies

Debra
The hepatitis B antenatal screening and selective neonatal immunisation quality improvement project
Photo courtesy Mat Napo on Unsplash This programme is unique in the childhood immunisation programme because actually what we are doing here is vaccinating these babies against a disease to which they have already been exposed so the timeliness of these vaccines is absolutely vital. A review of the hepatitis......
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World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Debra
World Breastfeeding Week
Photo courtesy Public Health England World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security. The event is organised every year......
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Celebrating the public health role of midwives: the smoking cessation midwife

Paul
Photo by fotografierende on Unsplash
The role of the midwife has certainly expanded since I started my training in 1981 and I continue to be amazed at the wonderful work my colleagues engage with. Sarah Leach, is one such midwife who ‘goes the extra mile’ when it comes to giving good care. Sarah decided to......
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Maternal Immunisation

Paul
David Green, Nurse Consultant – Immunisations, Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England gives a presentation discussing “Maternal Immunisation” at the International Maternity Expo 2019. Find out more about International Maternity Expo: internationalmaternityexpo.com/...
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Breastfeeding as a public health issue – who really decides how we feed our babies?

Paul
Described as “Seriously one of the best talks I’ve EVER heard” Dr Amy Brown, Associate Professor, Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University gives a plenary presentation on “Breastfeeding as a public health issue – who really decides how we feed our babies?” at the Maternity, Midwifery and Baby Manchester......