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ACCEA consultation

29 Mar 2021

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) wants the views of medical and other consultants on reforms to the national Clinical Excellence Award (CEA) scheme, with the aim of introducing a new scheme from April 2022. This... Read more

BAPM NEWTT study

23 Mar 2021

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is revising the Newborn Early Warning Trigger and Track (NEWTT) chart. The NEWTT tool seeks to identify those babies at risk of clinical deterioration following birth and provide a... Read more

TRANSFER Study launched to assess the incidence of threatened extreme preterm birth

18 Mar 2021

Clinicians from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol, working with the Birmingham Centre for Observational and Prospective Studies  BiCOPS (BiCOPS) are undertaking a study to assess the incidence of threatened preterm birth in women presenting... Read more

Parliamentary Committee on Safety of Maternity Services

02 Mar 2021

BMFMS evidence to the Parliamentary Committee on Safety of Maternity Services was published last week (25 Feb). Please see below: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/472/safety-of-maternity-services-in-england/publications/ Read more

Perinatal Update Virtual Conference - Session Recordings

18 Feb 2021

  In December 2020 800 professionals joined BMFMS and BAPM's Perinatal Update Virtual Conference. National leaders in perinatal care gave presentations across 2 days, a 'Preterm Birth Day' and an 'Update Day.' If you missed the sessions you... Read more

Calling all UK sonographers, midwives and doctors with interests in First Trimester Ultrasound and Fetal Anomaly Screening!

11 Feb 2021

Dear Colleagues, We are asking for 15 minutes of your time to help with an important survey that will shape first trimester screening in the UK. We are working with the NIHR to explore if first trimester fetal anomaly screening would be... Read more

Committee vacancy - trainee

04 Feb 2021

There is now a vacancy for a trainee rep on the on the BMFMS Committee. We plan to hold the elections soon. You can download a  nomination form which needs to be completed; with the correct number of supporting members signatures and returned... Read more

Committee vacancies

26 Jan 2021

There are now two vacancies available on the BMFMS Committee: Education and Training rep Maternal Medicine rep We plan to hold the elections soon. You can download a  nomination form which needs to be completed; with the correct number of... Read more

Survey on the spread and content of preterm birth services

21 Jan 2021

A team of researchers based at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, as part of an interdisciplinary research alliance – the Tommy’s Centre for Maternity Care Improvement, are conducting this survey to... Read more

ACCEA

19 Jan 2021

The deadline for requesting a BMFMS citation is  5pm on Thursday 21st January 2021 . Please also note, The RCOG  have been informed by ACCEA that national nominating bodies (such as RCOG and some specialist societies) will NOT be able to support... Read more

International Survey Regarding COVID-19 and Pregnancy

30 Nov 2020

The International Scientific and Standardization Committee on Women’s Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis of the ISTH (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis www.isth.org) invite you to participate in an international survey... Read more

National survey: Perinatal advance care planning

30 Nov 2020

Hello!    Do you care for babies before or after birth?  If yes, the University of Birmingham need your... Read more

New PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme now available

26 Nov 2020

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), in partnership with the ASHN Network, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme for perinatal healthcare professionals. The PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy... Read more

New e-learning on Perinatal Post-mortem Consent

26 Nov 2020

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and Keele University to develop a new e-learning resource to support health professionals who are required to discuss perinatal... Read more

UK NSC survey

26 Nov 2020

The UK NSC have launched this survey to find out your views on how the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) involves stakeholders and the public in its work.  They want to hear how people find the experience of contributing to the UK NSC’s... Read more

Focus Group Invite: The partnership between neonatalogy and obstetrics

24 Nov 2020

Focus Group Invite: The partnership between neonatalogy and obstetrics   The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is looking for volunteers to take part in a focus group on “What should BAPM do to improve the partnership between... Read more

Risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women who conceive following bone marrow transplant survey

19 Nov 2020

Female childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk of preterm birth (PTB); however, little is known about pregnancy outcomes for women who receive bone marrow transplant (BMT). Preconception counselling and referral to PTB prevention clinics... Read more

Alternative shunts

12 Nov 2020

Following the news item on Fetal Shunts, BMFMS member Mr David Howe, wrote that his team have been using the Somatex shunt instead of Harrison drains for over a year now. David says “We found the Harrison drains to be very soft, so that they were... Read more

Fetal shunts - New Advice from Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA

11 Nov 2020

The MHRA has reviewed the academic evidence surrounding the use of fetal shunts, as well as consulting with clinicians in the field, and found that the risk posed by the Rocket Medical device constructed from the inferior materials is greater than... Read more

UKOSS study to assess the incidence, maternal, fetal and neonatal consequences of single intrauterine fetal death in monochorionic twins

28 Sep 2020

A UKOSS study to assess the incidence, maternal, fetal and neonatal consequences of single intrauterine fetal death in monochorionic twins has been published. This study was performed by researchers at the University of Birmingham with the UKOSS... Read more