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 Lancet 'Breastfeeding in the 21st Century' study senior policy adviser, Rosemary Dodds, said:
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 MBRRACE-UK perinatal mortality report, Sarah McMullen, Head of Research and Quality, NCT, said:
Responding to today’s MBRRACE-UK report, NCT’s head of research Dr Sarah McMullen said:
In response to the National Maternity Survey from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
In response to the PAC report on Maternity services in England, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
NCT welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to increasing opportunity for all children, set out in his speech today
In response to the Queen’s Speech, which announced a bill to increase the provision of free childcare, Abi Wood, Public Affairs Manager, NCT, said:
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:
In response to the Welsh government’s announcement of additional funding to improve support for new mothers, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
Today the UNICEF report: Preventing disease and saving resources: the potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK was published.
On 21 March the WAVE Trust launched their report in collaboration with the Department for Education: Conception to age 2 – the age of opportunity
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
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...