A new report from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is being published on 23 November which details the pressures on maternity services facing rising demands, midwife shortages and an ageing midwifery workforce.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) published their annual State of Maternity Services report on Tuesday 22 January
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) today released new figures showing the shortage of midwives in each region across England, and repeated its call for the Government to honour its pledge to recruit more midwives.
A new report from RCOG warns mothers-to-be on the effect of chemical exposure during pregnancy. The report states that pregnant women should be made aware of the sources and routes of chemical exposure in order to reduce harm to their unborn child...
A new report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) High Quality Women’s Health Care: A proposal for change, proposes changes to the way NHS women’s health services are structured.
The press are today citing Oxford University research suggesting that some fathers are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after they have experienced their partners having difficult births.
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:
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...
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...
In response to the CBI report ‘A Better off Britain’, Abigail Wood, NCT Public Affairs Manager, said:
It has been announced that the Duchess of Cambridge will be opting for a birth plan with no planned medical intervention.
In response to the Friends and Family Test data on Maternity Services, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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.
In response to the Journal of Medical Ethics report on home births, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT says:
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.
In response to the NSPCC’s ‘Coping with Crying’ film, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
In response to the Committee of Public Accounts report on Maternity services in England, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
In response to the PAC report on Maternity services in England, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
Commenting on the Save the Children report, A Fair Start for Every Child, NCT chief executive Belinda Phipps said:
NCT response to the University of West London's research on teenage mothers and their postnatal inpatient experiences
In response to the University of West London’s research on teenage mothers and their postnatal inpatient experiences, Rosie Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT said: