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What is Best Start?

18th July 2019

We have looked at different recommendations in the Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland….but what is Best Start and what progress has been made with implementation?  Find out here! Best Start Overview Factsheet

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Best Start focus on: Using technology to bring care closer to home

3rd April 2019

Best Start Factsheet – Using technology to support care closer to home   What is it?   The Best Start recommends developing the use of technology within maternity services. The Scottish Government’s Realistic Medicine Strategy and the Clinical Strategy for Scotland also supports a move to delivering care closer to home. Previously this has relied…

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Best Start focus on: Continuity of Carer

27th March 2019

Best Start Factsheet – Continuity of Carer What is it? The Best Start recommends moving to a continuity of carer model of care for maternity. This represents a fundamental change in the way services are currently delivered. In the new model, midwives will work in small teams and manage a caseload of 35 women at…

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Best Start focus on: Transitional Care

20th March 2019

Best Start Factsheet – Transitional Care   What is it?   The Best Start recommends the development of transitional care to keep mothers together with their baby wherever possible.  The majority of babies currently admitted to neonatal units are late preterm (34 – 36+6 weeks gestation) and full-term infants with moderate additional care needs, for…

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Best Start evidence

18th March 2019

Did you know? The Maternity and Neonatal Review Group considered current evidence and best practice as well as the views of service users, the workforce and NHS Boards when coming up with the 76 recommendation in The Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland. Read the evidence here:…

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Best Start Implementation Newsletter – issue 4

30th January 2019

Best Start – Newsletter – FINAL – January 2019 The fourth 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, hear from midwives working in the Early Adopter Boards about how the new model is…

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Cabinet Secretary visits new Alongside Midwifery Unit in Forth Valley

6th September 2018

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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Glasgow maternity hospital achieves UNICEF accreditation

8th May 2018

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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Cabinet Secretary announces £1.5 million Family Fund to help meet costs

4th January 2018

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…

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Best Start Implementation Newsletter – Issue 2

14th December 2017

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…

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