Child & Maternal Health

  • 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: https://book.shsc.scot/bereavementdayworkshop 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 www.nhsscotlandevent.com. 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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  • Update from Review Chair, Jane Grant

    9th August 2016 by

    As we emerge from the summer holiday period, I wanted to take some time to reflect over the last few months and share an update on where we are at with the Maternity and Neonatal Review. Our engagement has now concluded with our final session with GP’s. We have collected a wealth of information during...

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  • Carol Janes NCT Volunteering Expedition in the Highland’s

    14th July 2016 by

    In May, encouraged by my husband, I completed The Great Outdoors (TGO) Challenge, backpacking across Scotland from Shiel Bridge to Fraserburgh in just 2 weeks. I applied in the autumn thinking we probably wouldn’t get in given there are only 300 places a year. Wrong!!!! So, with 250 kilometres ahead, and 14kg to carry (the weight of...

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  • Dads Rock

    23rd June 2016 by

    In this blog post, David Marshall from Dads Rock talks about why dads views should be considered as part of the Scottish Maternity and Neonatal Review, the importance of the inclusion of fathers as well as changing perceptions of the role of dads. On the 5 October 2011, Edinburgh dads David Marshall and Thomas Lynch were...

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  • Views from a Community Midwife

    23rd June 2016 by

    I am a Community Midwife in NHS Grampian and have done so for 26 years! I’m getting old and tired but I love my job and look forward to retiring whenever that might be! I was delighted to be asked to become a member of the Review Main Group and the Maternity Models of Care...

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  • Update from Review Chair, Jane Grant

    23rd June 2016 by

    As part of our ongoing engagement exercise for the Review, I was pleased to meet with a number of third sector organisations at a recent event which was arranged for this particular stakeholder group.Three specific sessions were held throughout the day for pregnancy and neonatal, bereavement and father’s organisations.  I was delighted that 25 organisations...

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