On 26 February 2013, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published the annual statistics on conceptions to women in England and Wales. Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser of parent charity NCT said: “The ONS data shows that in 2011, the under-18...
Today the Cochrane review of reviews: Pain management for women in labour: an overview of systematic reviews was published. Mary Newburn is a co-author of the review and helped to shape the background literature and reporting. She was not directly...
In response to new Patient Information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) about pelvic girdle pain, Rosemary Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
The House of Commons will vote today on the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, which would keep the benefit rises to 1% for three years from next April.
In response to a new report today by the Royal College of Midwives which found that over a third of women were discharged from hospital too soon after birth, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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.
In response to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) report which highlights variation in maternity care across England, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
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:
In response to the death of social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, 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 Falling through the Gaps report from the Royal College of General Practitioners and Centre for Mental Health, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT said:
Responding to the findings of the Family and Childcare Trust’s annual childcare costs survey, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said: