Child and Maternal Health

  • Our Caring Hero 2016

    14th June 2016 by

    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 by

    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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  • Review Sub Group Updates

    12th May 2016 by

    Since the beginning of the year, four Review sub groups, made up of key professionals and service user representatives, have been meeting regularly to scope out a set of recommendations for the Review. The four sub groups report into the Review Main Group which is chaired by Jane Grant, the Maternity and Neonatal Review Chair...

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  • Bliss Report

    11th May 2016 by

    The Bliss Report, published on 13th April 2016 looks at the challenges faced by neonatal transport services across the UK. For further information, please see bliss.org.uk/neonataltransport website or alternatively contact Helen Kirrane: helenk@bliss.org.uk

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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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  • Update from Review Chair, Jane Grant

    11th May 2016 by

    The last few weeks have been very productive for the Review Group and the four Sub Groups. We’ve been travelling across Scotland to hear the views from staff and services users and have met with a range of other key stakeholder groups too. In addition, the Sub Groups have held a number of meetings and...

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  • In Focus: A Shared Vision

    11th May 2016 by

    The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are delighted to be involved in this Review and contribute to how the future of maternity and neonatal services will look over the next five to ten years. The RCM welcomes that the Review will build on the evidence base and recommendations of the Expert Group on Acute Maternity...

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  • Keeping Childbirth Natural and Dynamic

    23rd March 2016 by

    My dream job… Here I am a Consultant midwife at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary tasked with implementing Keeping Childbirth Natural and Dynamic (KCND). I needed birth to be natural and dynamic and with a caesarean section rate of 27% (ouch!!) I needed to reduce this. It soon became apparent this was not about me....

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  • Update from Review Chair, Jane Grant

    8th March 2016 by

    I’ve been waiting in anticipation to see the findings and recommendations from the National Maternity Review and was pleased to see the report published on 24 February.  I’ve read it with great interest and congratulate Chair, Baroness Julia Cumberledge and her Review team in NHS England on their inclusive approach.  I expect there will be...

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  • Better @ Home Supportive Palliative Care Team

    2nd March 2016 by

    NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Better @ Home Supportive Care Team have established a new service working with midwifery, obstetric, neonatal and paediatric services to provide palliative care when a family is expecting a baby who has had a fetal anomaly identified which is life limiting. The team are introduced to the family around the 28th...

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