Child and Maternal Health

  • FNP Year of Young People Celebration – 31 October 2018

    2nd November 2018 by

    the Scottish Government held a Family Nurse Partnership Year of Young People celebration on 31 October in Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Over 200 FNP clients, their families and FNP staff joined us for the event, which was to celebrate the support FNP gives young parents. The event included a one-off performance from the FNP Ad-Hoc choir –...

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  • Cabinet Secretary visits new Alongside Midwifery Unit in Forth Valley

    6th September 2018 by

    Pregnant women in NHS Forth Valley now have the full range of birth settings to choose from when they come to deliver their baby. Offering women choice is one of many recommendation included in the Best Start report published after the review of maternity services in Scotland. The unit is a pre-existing area of the...

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  • Family Nurse Partnership Scotland – Guest blog

    20th July 2018 by

    Anne, a family nurse in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, has provided our guest blog to share some insights into the role of the family nurse, what it means to her and how it benefits clients. What is the Family Nurse Partnership Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is an early intervention, licensed home visiting programme which is offered to...

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  • FNP Scotland National Conference 2018 – Creating positive futures for young families in Scotland

    3rd July 2018 by

    Last week the Scottish Government hosted the FNP Scotland national conference in Glasgow. The event was attended by around 150 staff from NHS Boards that deliver the Family Nurse Partnership and representatives of central organisations. Delegates were welcomed by Michael Chalmers, the Scottish Government Director of Children and Families, who highlighted the National Performance Framework’s...

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  • Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018 – Round up

    27th June 2018 by

    Along with our partners, the Scottish Government celebrated Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week last week. We were proud to announce that Scotland has become the first country in the UK to achieve full UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in all of its maternity and community health visiting services, following NHS Lothian receiving the honour.  The accreditation demonstrates...

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  • Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week 18-22 June 2018

    19th June 2018 by

    Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week takes place every year in June and is an opportunity for organisations and groups to show their support for breastfeeding. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting breastfeeding and the Programme for Government 2017-18 made a commitment to increase resources for breastfeeding to support mothers, particularly in the days immediately following...

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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  • Glasgow maternity hospital achieves UNICEF accreditation

    8th May 2018 by

    The neonatal unit at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital (PRMH) in Glasgow is the first in Scotland to achieve UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation. The maternity hospital received the status for their high quality care of vulnerable babies and their families, encouraging parents to become the primary carer. Staff at the hospital work closely with...

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  • Neonatal Expenses Fund

    19th April 2018 by

    Ready for take off! On 1st April 2018 a new scheme was launched to allow parents of babies in neonatal care to claim expenses for travel, parking and meals. The Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF) is a £1.5 million Scottish Government funded scheme that was announced in December 2017. In 2017 The Best Start: A Five...

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  • Mapping a Healthy Start in Life – The Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey

    9th March 2018 by

    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...

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