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October 2016

London Strategic Clinical Network carried out an audit into the success of the Wellbeing Wallets launched by charity MAMA Academy.

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October 2016

The Department of Health has launched a new maternity safety action plan called ‘Safer Maternity Care: Next steps towards the national maternity ambition’. The plan sets out the Department’s vision for making NHS maternity services some of the safest in the world.

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October 2016

An additional 20 families of patients who may have been affected by mistreatment on a North Wales mental health ward have been identified by investigators.

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October 2016

A new report from Bliss has revealed a widespread lack of facilities and support for parents at neonatal units across England, keeping families apart at this traumatic time and preventing parents from being closely involved in their babies’ care.

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September 2016

Donna Ockenden participated in an infant cremations consultation which has resulted in changes to a number of key issues relevant to maternity services which will come into effect on the 1st October 2016.

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September 2016

Neonatal herpes is an infection in a newborn baby and is caused by the simplex virus. It can be very serious for babies but is rare in the UK and can be prevented.

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September 2016

Clinical commissioning groups have been asked about their arrangements for ensuring women and their babies have access to fetal medicine services, after an HSJ investigation raised concerns babies were “dying unnecessarily” because of a flawed funding system.

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August 2016

Zika virus infection may present an increased risk of complications for pregnant women. In recent media coverage it has been suggested that only essential travel to Florida should be considered. For the latest advice visit:

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July 2016

The Picker Institute Europe is an international charity dedicated to ensuring the highest quality health and social care for all. A recently published policy briefing titled ‘The state of maternity services in England’ is an interesting read.

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July 2016

The Maternity Clinical Network bulletin provides information and updates on the work of the network and on developments of current and new work streams.

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