Press releases and analysis
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity’s (APPGM) Maternity Services Awards 2011 are fast approaching and the nominations are now open. The awards celebrate and recognise the hard work and dedication of maternity services and staff across England.
The President of NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity, will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a difference in April – by jumping out of a plane at Cambridge Airfield to help support thousands of mums across the country.
This week has seen further fears of a double dip recession which would place increasing pressure on the family purse, as figures emerged that the economy shrank at the end of last year.
Bookings and enquiries about NCT antenatal classes have soared, as latest reports on the Government’s spending cuts claim hospitals in some areas are axing classes.
Expecting a baby? NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity, is well known for its antenatal classes, but many expectant and new parents are not aware of the benefits becoming a member can bring.
As many families prepare to tighten their belts in the wake of the Comprehensive Spending Review, NCT’s Nearly New Sales offer new and expectant parents a financial lifeline, with an alternative to forking out for brand new baby products.
Today, Emily Thornberry MP donated a birthing couch as a gift to the maternity unit at Whittington Hospital to help support local mums in North London who are to give birth there.