In response to NICE’s new draft proposals on choice of birth location Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive at NCT said:
Four MPs from across the political spectrum have joined together to present a vision for the conception to age two period. The 1001 Critical Days manifesto recognises how early years intervention before the age of two is key to transforming our social,...
In response to the survey from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which found that the majority of UK believe childcare should be shared equally between couples, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
“This report highlights the need for antenatal care to be easily accessible and welcoming to all women, particularly those who are at higher risk of a complicated pregnancy or birth. Vulnerable women are more likely to attend appointments when they are...
The government has announced that working parents will be given up to £2,000 per child under Budget plans to ease the cost of child care.
In response to The Lancet’s new Series on Midwifery, Mary Newburn, Head of Research and Information, NCT, says:
In response to the NSPCC’s ‘Coping with Crying’ film, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
With the hot weather forecast, the situation for babies, toddlers and mums-to-be could quickly turn uncomfortable. So NCT has put together some top tips to help pregnant women and little ones stay cool this summer.
In response to new NICE guidance on antenatal and postnatal mental health, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
In response to the Liberal Democrat's announcement that fathers should get six weeks paternity leave, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, says:
This year you, your family or friends could win a fantastic £5000 cash prize kindly donated by Pregnacare, as well as a huge range of other prizes.
A new Netmums survey has found 70 per cent of UK families are living on the edge of financial survival. The survey results can be viewed here: http://www.netmums.com/home/netmums-campaigns/families-in-crisis
NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, and the University of Worcester have joined forces to provide university-accredited training for those wanting to support parents in the transition to parenthood. NCT College admissions are open for courses...
New Freedom of Information (FOI) data from NCT shows that only 3% of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) contacted have a perinatal mental health strategy.
From today, mums and dads of premature babies will receive extra support to help them cope during the first few weeks with their baby.
Susie Parsons has joined NCT as Interim Chief Executive Officer
NCT to improve local support for mums
New parents concerned for their children’s health after cutting down on heating due to rising energy costs
A new survey by NCT has found that 57% of UK parents at home on maternity or paternity leave are turning their heating down or switching it off because of concerns about the rising cost of energy bills.
Research released today (Wednesday 27 March), by NCT, shows that new parents are turning to second hand goods to try and keep down the costs of raising a family.
The NCT has just elected its 6th president in its 55 year history. The hustings and election took place at the charity’s AGM attended by over 1,000 people on 15 & 16 May. Sue Saxey, volunteer for 21 years, former trustee and breastfeeding counselor,...