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November 2021

Councils at forefront of climate targets

The Times reports that beyond the promises made by world leaders at this year’s COP26, “it will be local governments across the world that will be mobilising and driving the collective action required to address climate change”, LGA Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson says today. 

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November 2021

Councils at forefront of climate targets

The Times reports that beyond the promises made by world leaders at this year’s COP26, “it will be local governments across the world that will be mobilising and driving the collective action required to address climate change”, LGA Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson says today. 

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November 2021

Bereavement Training International awarded endorsement by the Neonatal Nurses Association 

The Review Team and I are pleased that the good work of Bereavement Training International (BTI) has been endorsed by the Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA) – an organisation dedicated to improving outcomes and recognising the contributions made to the lives of mothers and babies by neonatal nurses. 

Neonatal Nurses Association endorsement is awarded following a thorough review process in which the applicant must demonstrate the quality of their training event and its relevance to its members. 

Paula Abramson, Principal of Bereavement Training International, is a key member of the maternity review team. Paula and other team members work hard to support families engaged in the review, alongside SANDS, Child Bereavement UK, and Midlands Partnership. 

We hear from families on a regular basis how well supported they have felt and Bereavement Training International has been a considerable part of this support. It is great to see the work of BTI and its support of families is being recognised.

November 2021

Additional maternity investment

We welcome the Government’s announcement to invest a further £3 million for the second phase of a programme to improve maternity care and reduce brain injuries at birth, bringing total investment to over £5 million. On Friday 5 November, the Minister for Patient Safety Maria Caulfield announced the additional funding.

These funds will enable the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute at the University of Cambridge (THIS Institute) to develop a national programme of tools and training products that supports maternity services across the country.  

The programme will help achieve the Government’s ambition to halve the rate of brain injury during or soon after birth by 2025.

Maternity staff on the ground, as well as women and their families, will be able to be involved at thiscovery.org/abc in developing training, tools, and products for improving the maternity outcomes of mothers and babies. 

Find out more about how the funding will be used to improve the safety of women and babies here.

November 2021

HPV vaccine cutting cervical cancer by nearly 90%

The BBC reports that the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine is cutting cases of cervical cancer by nearly 90%, the first real-world data shows.Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by viruses, and the hope is vaccination could almost eliminate the disease.

The researchers said the success meant those who were vaccinated may need far fewer cervical smear tests too.

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November 2021

HPV vaccine cutting cervical cancer by nearly 90%

The BBC reports that the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine is cutting cases of cervical cancer by nearly 90%, the first real-world data shows.Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by viruses, and the hope is vaccination could almost eliminate the disease.

The researchers said the success meant those who were vaccinated may need far fewer cervical smear tests too.

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October 2021

Doctors call on NHS to offer women more help after first miscarriage

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October 2021

NHS maternity services near breaking point, warns top doctor

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October 2021

You can queue for a whole shift’: the crisis facing Welsh ambulance crews

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October 2021

One in six most critically ill NHS Covid patients are unvaccinated pregnant women

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September 2021

Damning report published into death of baby born to teenager in prison cell

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