Child and Maternal Health

  • RCM Annual Midwifery Awards – Iona Duckett & Michelle Carter

    1st March 2018 by

    Policy into Practice Introducing a Caseload Model of Care/ Midwife of the Year Award Midwives from the Angus Midwifery Team have been shortlisted in two categories of the Royal College of Midwives Annual Awards. Iona Duckett and the Angus Midwifery Team have been shortlisted in the category “Policy into Practice” for their project “Introducing a...

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  • RCM Annual Midwifery Awards – Lisa Allan

    28th February 2018 by

    Thompson’s Member Champion Award Another outstanding individual shortlisted for a RCM Award is Lisa Allan, a midwife from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been shortlisted for the Thompson’s Member Champion Award. The award recognises a RCM accredited workplace representative, RCM branch officer or MSW advocate who has been nominated by RCM members or the...

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  • RCM Annual Midwifery Awards 2018

    23rd February 2018 by

    Since 2004, the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards have rewarded, celebrated and shared outstanding achievement in midwifery across the UK. They recognise the best new evidence-based practice projects and the best in team working. They discover outstanding individuals making a difference for women, families and the newborn. Scotland’s Nominees  Numerous midwives from across Scotland have been...

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  • Best Start Implementation Newsletter – Issue 2

    14th December 2017 by

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Family-Centred Approach to Maternity Care in Fife

    11th May 2016 by

    Maternity services in Fife always wish to promote a family-centred approach to care. Over the past few years partners have been able to stay with the mother and their newborn child if they were to have an early transfer home from hospital. However, if a mother and baby were admitted to the maternity ward, partners...

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  • Fear of Birth – A Modern Epidemic

    2nd March 2016 by

    After five years of ad hoc work I started a designated clinic for women with significant fear of birth in January 2013. As word spread the referrals to the clinic increased from 54 in the first year to over 100 in the next two years. In my naivety I thought most women who had birth trauma would...

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  • Year of the Dad – celebrating the difference a great dad can make

    26th February 2016 by

    Like many dads we’ve encountered at Fathers Network Scotland, Chris Turnbull felt marginalised around the birth of his child. “I was asked to leave the antenatal classes because there were young mothers and they didn’t want men there,” recalls Chris, who lived in Oban at the time. “That’s never going to work for me as...

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