Child and Maternal Health

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

    4th January 2018 by

    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 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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  • Family Nurse Partnership – Celebrations and expansion

    10th November 2017 by

    Last week was a very busy week for the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. There was a celebration of NHS Tayside’s FNP Programme on Monday and a Scotland-wide event for the FNP workforce on Tuesday. The Millennium Stars celebratory event in NHS Tayside on Monday 30 October celebrated their success with FNP. They marked the recruitment of over...

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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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  • Taking Care of our Future – Celebrating health visiting in Scotland

    12th October 2017 by

    August this year saw the first national conference for health visitors in Scotland. 300 people working in health visiting gathered in Glasgow to hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport; CNO, Fiona McQueen and academics Sarah Cowley and Harry Burns. All of the speakers thanked health visitors for their work and noted the...

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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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  • Best Start Implementation Newsletter – Issue 1

    8th September 2017 by

    During the review of Maternity and Neonatal Services, regular newsletters issued to update you on the progress of the review which ultimately resulted in the publication of The Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland. We plan to follow the same approach for implementing the recommendations in the...

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  • Update from Jane Grant – Implementation Programme Board

    9th June 2017 by

    This morning I chaired the first meeting of the Implementation Programme Board. I was delighted to see a number of familiar faces around the table, as well as new colleagues, who contributed their views and experience to The Best Start, and whose energy and enthusiasm will carry forward into the implementation of the recommendations contained...

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  • 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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