Child and Maternal Health
9th March 2018 by Anne Dagg
In June 2015, the Scottish Government announced its intention to carry out the first Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey (MINS) in response to the cancellation of the previous UK-wide Infant Feeding Survey (IFS). The first Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey was published on 21 February. The information collected in this survey is not currently...
2nd March 2018 by amylyall
Policy into Practice – Keeping Mothers and Babies Together & JOHNSON’s Award for Excellence in Maternity Care Our final RCM Award nominees are Mary Hannaway and Rhona Wilson, midwives from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are shortlisted for two RCM Award’s – Policy into Practice – Keeping Mothers and Babies Together and JOHNSON’s Award...
1st March 2018 by amylyall
Policy into Practice Introducing a Caseload Model of Care/ Midwife of the Year Award Midwives from the Angus Midwifery Team have been shortlisted in two categories of the Royal College of Midwives Annual Awards. Iona Duckett and the Angus Midwifery Team have been shortlisted in the category “Policy into Practice” for their project “Introducing a...
28th February 2018 by amylyall
Thompson’s Member Champion Award Another outstanding individual shortlisted for a RCM Award is Lisa Allan, a midwife from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been shortlisted for the Thompson’s Member Champion Award. The award recognises a RCM accredited workplace representative, RCM branch officer or MSW advocate who has been nominated by RCM members or the...
23rd February 2018 by amylyall
Since 2004, the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards have rewarded, celebrated and shared outstanding achievement in midwifery across the UK. They recognise the best new evidence-based practice projects and the best in team working. They discover outstanding individuals making a difference for women, families and the newborn. Scotland’s Nominees Numerous midwives from across Scotland have been...
4th January 2018 by beverleylamont
Parents of premature babies in NHS care will now be able to get extra support with the financial cost. Through the Scottish Government’s 2018/19 draft budget the new £1.5 million Family Fund will be available from the 1st of April for parents of premature babies to help with the additional costs they face, such as...
14th December 2017 by beverleylamont
The second edition of Implementing The Best Start: The Journey from Policy to Practice is now available. In this edition you can read more about progress made implementing The Best Start, the identities of the Early Adopter Boards, reports from the RCM event on Continuity of Carer and the Maternity and Midwifery Festival, the Quality...
10th November 2017 by Anne Dagg
Last week was a very busy week for the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. There was a celebration of NHS Tayside’s FNP Programme on Monday and a Scotland-wide event for the FNP workforce on Tuesday. The Millennium Stars celebratory event in NHS Tayside on Monday 30 October celebrated their success with FNP. They marked the recruitment of over...
20th October 2017 by Anne Dagg
The baby boxes scheme began in August this year, and since then 10,000 boxes have been delivered, and registration for baby boxes has reached 20,000.
12th October 2017 by Anne Dagg
August this year saw the first national conference for health visitors in Scotland. 300 people working in health visiting gathered in Glasgow to hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport; CNO, Fiona McQueen and academics Sarah Cowley and Harry Burns. All of the speakers thanked health visitors for their work and noted the...