Ellie Clark

Ellie Clark

Written 24 posts

Child and maternal health

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

20th January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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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Views from a Community Midwife

23rd June 2016

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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Transporting Critically Ill Twin Babies Simultaneously

16th June 2016

The South East Scotland Neonatal Transport service (part of ScotStar) is based at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health in Edinburgh. The team is proud to provide the facility to transfer two sick infants simultaneously. Our dedicated vehicle can accommodate two separate incubators each providing intensive care en-route to an appropriate specialist facility. This is of paramount importance…

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Our Caring Hero 2016

14th June 2016

Midwife Sara Fitzsimmons head of the stillbirth charity Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA), was crowned Our Caring Hero at the Daily Record Our Heroes Awards in a star-studded ceremony in Glasgow on Friday May 13. This is the fifth year that the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates have sponsored the Our Caring Hero…

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Online Survey of Neonatal Care Experiences

12th May 2016

As part of the Maternity and Neonatal Review, this survey is being run to: gather views from parents whose babies were admitted to neonatal units within the last five years hear about their experiences of their baby’s care on transfer and/or once admitted to a neonatal unit We value all opinions, thoughts and suggestions in order to help…

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