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In response to research published in Archives of Disease in Childhood which found that boosting the length of breastfeeding could save the NHS more than £40 million every year, Rosie Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
In section: Media
On 18 February 2013, Save the Children published the report: Superfood for Babies: How overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children’s lives  Rosie Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser of parent charity NCT said: “NCT welcomes Save the Children’s...
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On 20 February 2013, the Campaign to End Child Poverty published local child poverty figures. Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser of parent charity NCT said:   “Figures released today by the Campaign to End Child Poverty show wide disparity in...
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In response to the CBI report ‘A Better off Britain’, Abigail Wood, NCT Public Affairs Manager, said:
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It has been announced that the Duchess of Cambridge will be opting for a birth plan with no planned medical intervention.
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In response to the Friends and Family Test data on Maternity Services, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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A new analysis published by BMJ has been launched today that finds that bed sharing with parents increases the risk of sudden unexplained infant death (SIDS) fivefold in babies younger than 3 months old, even if the parents are non-smokers.
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In response to the Journal of Medical Ethics report on home births, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT says:
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A new campaign launched by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) - ‘Everyone’s Business’ - finds that pregnant women and new mothers across almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist perinatal mental health services.
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In response to the NSPCC’s ‘Coping with Crying’ film, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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In response to the Committee of Public Accounts report on Maternity services in England, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
In section: Media
In response to the PAC report on Maternity services in England, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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Commenting on the Save the Children report, A Fair Start for Every Child, NCT chief executive Belinda Phipps said:
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Today the UNICEF report: Preventing disease and saving resources: the potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK was published.
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On 21 March the WAVE Trust launched their report in collaboration with the Department for Education: Conception to age 2 – the age of opportunity
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Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, said: “The Welsh Government’s plan to reform maternity services in Wales is a significant opportunity. In the past, Wales has demonstrated some excellent practice –...
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On November 11 2012, the Department of Health announced a £25 million fund to improve birthing environments. Maternity services will be able to apply for new funds to improve their maternity environments as long as there is evidence that women have been...
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The NCT statement on the closure of The Albany Midwifery Practice.   The NCT has deep concerns about the closure of the Albany Midwifery Practice for a number of reasons. These concerns are rooted in ensuring the provision of the best possible care...
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A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Philadelphia found that about 1 in 200 women in the US has a home birth, of which approximately 75% planned home births rather than births planned in hospital or where no care...
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Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said today that the NHS must modernize so that health services are paid for the quality of care they provide. Using maternity services as an example, he discussed the current system of ‘Payment by Results’, saying it...