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Update to NICE guideline on twin and triplet pregnancy progesterone for preventing preterm birth

11 Apr 2024

Work on updates to the twin and triplet pregnancy guideline (NG137) relating to progesterone for preventing preterm birth has now been completed. The updated guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the stakeholder... Read more

Canadian Consensus for a curriculum in Obstetric Medicine (CanCOM) survey

08 Apr 2024

The Canadian Consensus for a curriculum in Obstetric Medicine (CanCOM) research group would like the help of BMFMS members to expand the CanCOM cases and include a global perspective.  With the leadership of the executive committee (Anita... Read more

NIHR Evidence Collection on Maternity services: research can improve safety and quality of care. 

08 Apr 2024

Following on from their webinar on the same topic earlier this month, the NIHR has published the Evidence Collection on Maternity services: research can improve safety and quality of care.  Their latest Collection brings together evidence on... Read more

Survey:Factors affecting career progression into research roles for doctors in obstetrics and gynaecology

08 Apr 2024

The RCOG is running a survey looking at the factors affecting career progression into research roles for doctors in obstetrics and gynaecology. For more information and to take part, please see the link... Read more

Faculty for RCOG Training the Trainers courses

19 Mar 2024

There is an opportunity to get involved with the RCOG Training the Trainers courses. The RCOG are seeking additional faculty to join their faculty pool to support the delivery of the courses currently held twice a year over two days, at the RCOG... Read more

Pre-eclampsia and aspirin - quick survey

12 Mar 2024

Researchers at the University of Sheffield are  completing a research project looking at practice and attitudes to prevention of pre-eclampsia with aspirin. They would be very grateful if you would consider completing a very short questionnaire,... Read more

The PIP study: Thanks to those who have taken part and a request for more to come forward

07 Mar 2024

This study by the University of Leicester concerns decision-making about whether a baby should be born late preterm or early term. The research team say little is known about the input parents would like to have in such decisions or the input... Read more

2024 National Clinical Impact Awards application window is now open

07 Mar 2024

The 2024 National Clinical Impact Awards application window is now open and will close at 5pm on Monday 15th April. You can find the published guides on the ACCIA GOV.UK home page. Please see below the expected timetable. Clinical Impact Awards... Read more

BMFMS Standard Operating Procedure for working groups and membership peer review as a Stakeholder

26 Feb 2024

  The British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) values the input and expertise of its wider membership in helping it achieve its aims and objectives. There are two main opportunities for members to become involved in the work of the... Read more

Vacancy Consultant Obstetrician with an interest in Fetal Medicine based at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

15 Feb 2024

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Obstetrician with an interest in Fetal Medicine based at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. This is a full-time replacement post to provide tertiary Fetal Medicine services for South East... Read more

Planning mode of birth in routine antenatal care -development of a decision aid (Plan-A)

12 Feb 2024

Are you a midwife, obstetrician, anaesthetist, GP, health visitor, paediatrician? You are invited to take part in an online survey+/- a group discussion. The NIHR Plan-A study is seeking to understand what information is important to discuss with... Read more

Update to NICE guideline on caesarean birth (NG192)

12 Feb 2024

Work on updates to the Caesarean birth guideline (NG192) relating to diamorphine for spinal analgesia has now been completed. The updated guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the stakeholder comments that... Read more

Coronial investigations of stillbirths: factual summary of consultation responses

12 Feb 2024

'Coronial investigations of stillbirths: factual summary of consultation responses': please see document here Read more

Invitation to BMFMS members from BMFMS President Prof Katie Morris

23 Jan 2024

Dear Member You are warmly invited to joining Graham Tydeman and the BMFMS Committee on the evening of the 24th April 2024 to the Liverpool Medical Institution Presidential Lecture which will include a presentation of Graham’s blood clock and a... Read more

Perinatal Mental Health programme updated with inclusive language

18 Jan 2024

The Perinatal Mental Health elearning programme has been updated with more inclusive language and imagery for learners. The four updated sessions now reference birthing partners and chest feeding plus gender neutral images feature on the... Read more

Deadline to abstract submissions to the  BMFMS 2024 Conference extended

08 Jan 2024

The deadline to abstract submissions to the  BMFMS 2024 Conference which is taking place on 25th and 26th April 2024 (at The Spine, Liverpool and also virtually) has been extended to 14th January 2024 at midnight. Please see the link below to... Read more

Response to Coroner’s guidance No 45 Stillbirth and Live Birth following termination of pregnancy

21 Dec 2023

In response to Coroner’s guidance No 45 “Stillbirth and Live Birth following termination of pregnancy” and the concerns this has raised among members, BMFMS have collaborated with other stakeholders to produce a position statement. We hope that this... Read more

Maternity resources newly refreshed for healthcare professionals

14 Dec 2023

Three maternity modules within the Cultural Competence elearning programme have recently been reviewed and updated. Being culturally competent is not only about respecting and appreciating the cultural contexts of patients’ lives. Neither is it a... Read more

Dissertation exploring the opinions of maternal health practitioners on the state of patient safety for birthing parents in England

30 Nov 2023

Sara Mehdi, a final year undergraduate student at King’s College London, studying Global Health and Social Medicine, is currently working on her dissertation which explores the opinions of maternal health practitioners on the state of patient safety... Read more

Pregnancy complications increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke in women with high blood pressure

28 Nov 2023

High blood pressure increases the risk of diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease). New research suggests that, for women with high blood pressure, having a pregnancy complication (such as early birth) further increases their... Read more