Child and Maternal Health

  • 10,000 baby boxes delivered

    20th October 2017 by

    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.

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  • Taking Care of our Future – Celebrating health visiting in Scotland

    12th October 2017 by

    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...

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  • Best Start Implementation – Early Adopter Boards announced

    27th September 2017 by

    Today the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport announced that five Early Adopter Boards have been selected to lead the way across NHS Scotland in implementing a package of recommendations from The Best Start report. We were overwhelmed by the interest in becoming an Early Adopter Board and I want to thank every Board who...

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  • Best Start Implementation Newsletter – Issue 1

    8th September 2017 by

    During the review of Maternity and Neonatal Services, regular newsletters issued to update you on the progress of the review which ultimately resulted in the publication of The Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland. We plan to follow the same approach for implementing the recommendations in the...

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  • Update from Jane Grant – Implementation Programme Board

    9th June 2017 by

    This morning I chaired the first meeting of the Implementation Programme Board. I was delighted to see a number of familiar faces around the table, as well as new colleagues, who contributed their views and experience to The Best Start, and whose energy and enthusiasm will carry forward into the implementation of the recommendations contained...

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  • Update from Jane Grant – Launch of the Maternity Review, 20 January 2017

    20th January 2017 by

    I am delighted to announce that we have concluded our Review of Maternity and Neonatal services across Scotland and the final report was presented to Ministers and will be published today.  You can read a copy of the report and a short summary online. I have highlighted in previous updates how important it was to...

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  • Bereavement in Maternity Care Conference: 6 Dec, Edinburgh

    16th November 2016 by

    Tuesday 6 December 2016 Edinburgh International Conference Centre The Exchange 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh View the Programme and register to attend at: Registration starts at 08.45 with refreshments. The conference starts at 09.30 and finishes at 17.00.  Three workshops will be held during the day which will be focused on: Post mortem Memory making Sibling...

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  • A New Future for Social Security in Scotland

    17th August 2016 by

    People across Scotland are being given the chance to help shape the country’s first ever social security system.  The Scottish Government has launched a 13 week consultation looking for views on the benefits being devolved to Scotland, as well as how they are delivered. We are keen to gather views to help inform future decisions,...

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  • Resources from the 2016 NHSScotland Event

    11th August 2016 by

    All resources from the NHSScotland Event 2016 are now available on the Event website at Now in its eleventh year, the annual  NHSScotland Event continues to be a highlight in the NHSScotland calendar.  The theme of this year’s Event was Leading Transformational Change for Health and Social Care.Around  1,600 delegates from NHSScotland and its...

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  • My Birthplace App

    11th August 2016 by

    It’s important that women are aware of the choices available to them around place of birth. This is an significant decision and can impact on the future wellbeing of both mum and baby. In Tayside, we have developed a Birthplace app, made available to us by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The app provides evidence-based research...

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