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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


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 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

ACCEA recruiting new members

13 Aug 2020

ACCEA are looking to recruit new members to join their Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) Sub-Committee membership. ACCEA hope to open the 2020 and 2021 rounds later this year for national CEAs, this is still to be... Read more

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth - short stakeholder prioritisation 2020

05 Aug 2020

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth are carrying out a short stakeholder prioritisation survey.  For this short prioritisation exercise, they have compiled a shortlist of 29 existing Cochrane Reviews (published between 2002 and 2020) that have been... Read more

NHS trisomy screening and testing survey

03 Aug 2020

You are invited to take part in an online survey being performed as part of a PhD research project at the University of Swansea exploring whether expectant parents are giving informed consent for NHS trisomy screening and testing. Healthcare... Read more

Hypertension Top Paper Award for Study funded by BMFMS Travel Bursary

29 Jul 2020

BMFMS would like to send congratulations to member, Fran Conti-Ramsden. Fran was awarded the BMFMS Travel Bursary in 2016. This award went towards her travel and expenses to South Africa where she completed data collection for a research project... Read more


23 Jul 2020

Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital are recruiting for a clinical trial using a new, non-invasive treatment for TTTS: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) from September 1st 2020   For more information, please see here Read more

Committee vacancies

14 Jul 2020

There are now two vacancies available on the BMFMS Committee: Pregnancy Outcome rep Treasurer – please note that our current Treasurer, Tracey Johnston will be standing and has been proposed by Myles Taylor (President) and Emma Ferriman (Hon... Read more

MFM subspecialty Webinar

02 Jul 2020

Thursday 9th July 19.00-20.00- MFM subspecialty Webinar The webinar is aimed at subspecialty trainers and trainees in maternal and fetal medicine with presentations and Q&A session. Topics to be covered include the new MFM curriculum,... Read more

Update from ACCEA

25 Jun 2020

Please see here for an update on ACCEA's plans for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Read more