Building a culture of care quality improvement - a dispatch from our combined perinatal programmes in Rwanda
4 December 2018
Mandy Lisle, a midwife working in our Rwandan Obstetric Care Programme in the country's capital city, tells us about the efforts of local health professionals and our 'Global Links' mentors to improve the care for mothers and babies.
22 November 2018
New recommendations on obesity management before, during and after pregnancy have been released today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
This information bundle on early childhood presents interventions to ensure that all children have a healthy start in life and their parents are supported to do this. The interventions in early childhood aim to reduce the number of children who become ill or whose illness progresses unnecessarily du...
The following case study from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust was included in the 2018 annual report on 2017 data, and highlights how NNAP results can be used as a basis for identifying, and undertaking, local quality improvement activities.
One in seven babies born in the UK will spend at least a few days in hospital in a neonatal unit which specialises in looking after babies who are born early, with a low weight or who have a medical condition that requires specialised treatment.
This report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland and Wales in 2017.
Surveillance of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) commenced in October 2018. The study aims to determine the incidence of FAS in the UK and Ireland; investigate which services are accessed by babies and children affected by the condition; and raise awareness about FAS among clinical practitioners. Th...
15 February 2019
In this Basic Plus course, participants will learn essential theory behind safe echocardiography, including functional echocardiography. You will have opportunity to perform scanning on volunteer children and neonates with normal and/or abnormal hearts.
2 July 2018
The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group, a coalition of health and maternity organisations, calls for bold Government action, amid concerns that new Government data will reveal that there has been no change in rates of smoking among pregnant women for over a year.
12 June 2018
Professor Mary Fewtrell, Nutrition Lead on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's Health Promotion Committee responds to the new position statement on infant feeding, published today by the Royal College of Midwives.