Child and Maternal Health

  • 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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  • Neonatal Resuscitation Huddle

    2nd March 2016 by

    In NHS Ayrshire and Arran, we recognised that resuscitation can be challenging and stressful and there is often a sense of urgency and at times too many in attendance. This complexity breeds chaos. Studies show that coordinated and structured resuscitation teams optimise the best outcome. The Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 recommends a team brief to plan for...

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  • Engagement Events

    1st March 2016 by

    A programme of public and professional engagement is well underway to hear first-hand from those who use maternity and neonatal services, and the professionals who deliver them. Events for Professionals and Frontline Staff: As part of our engagement with the workforce, we have now visited eight NHS Boards, and over 350 professional staff and managers have engaged in the...

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  • National Clinical Strategy Sets Direction For Scotland’s Healthcare Services

    1st March 2016 by

    At the beginning of 2015, Ministers decided that it was appropriate to develop a National Clinical Strategy that would further develop the 2020 Vision, and look towards a longer time scale up to 2025-30. The strategy, published on 17 February, is based on a process of reviewing written evidence on the organisation of healthcare, and...

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  • Helping Vulnerable Families

    1st March 2016 by

    One of the key priorities of NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s maternity team is to improve the health care outcomes for the most vulnerable. In 2012 a service, led by the maternity Vulnerable Families team, was launched recognising that women in pregnancy who were deemed ‘vulnerable’ deserved an enhanced provision of maternity care. These families with...

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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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  • Staff Engagement Event – Glasgow: 19 February 2016

    18th February 2016 by

    For more information on these events contact: Lauren McKinnon, Women & Children’s Services, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital 0141 451 6333 Ext: 86333 Lauren.McKinnon@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 08.30 – 09.30 Maternity Services Boardroom Clyde Sector Royal Alexandra Hospital, Glasgow 10.30 – 11.30 Maternity Services Seminar Room 2 Labs Building Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow 12.00 – 13.00                 Neonatal Services...

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  • Review of Maternity and Neonatal Services in Scotland

    21st January 2016 by

    Jane Grant, Chief Executive at NHS Forth Valley and Chair of the Maternity and Neonatal Review Group talks about the programme of work which is currently underway to review maternity and neonatal services in Scotland. The services that we currently provide to women and babies are excellent and safe, but changes to the birth rate, demographics,...

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  • Maternity and Neonatal Review Group and Sub Groups

    21st January 2016 by

    The Maternity and Neonatal Review Group, chaired by Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley has now met on four occasions.  The membership of the group is made up from a range of professional interests, academics, third sector representatives and service users. Aim of the Review To examine choice, quality and safety of maternity and neonatal...

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  • Engagement Events

    21st January 2016 by

    As part of the Review, a programme of public and professional engagement is underway to hear first-hand from those who use maternity and neonatal services, and the professionals who deliver them. Events for Professional and Frontline Staff Focus group events are being planned in all NHS Board areas across Scotland, where a range of professional maternity and neonatal...

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