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Umbilical cord clamping survey

23 May 2024

Researchers in Southampton and Nottingham are designing a clinical trial comparing timing of umbilical cord clamping in very preterm infants (https://forms.office.com/e/q73Xb9Ej9T. If you have any specific feedback on the study, please contact... Read more

Birth after Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury survey

20 May 2024

Researchers at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust are carrying out a practice survey on birth after Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury and would welcome your views. The survey is designed for all healthcare practitioners who are routinely... Read more

PPH Butterfly webinar

20 May 2024

PPH Butterfly: first aid for post-partum haemorrhage” a free webinar on the 27th June 2-4pm from Professor Andrew Weeks and the University of Liverpool where you can hear about a new PPH management device that provides a first aid for women who... Read more

Intrapartum Ultrasound Survey

20 May 2024

Researchers at Imperial College Healthcare Trust are  reaching out to all trainees (ST1-ST7 or Trust Grade equivalent) across the UK to gather your experiences in using ultrasound whilst working on the Labour Ward. Even if you seldom use ultrasound,... Read more

Draft BAPM Framework: Peri operative care of extremely premature babies

16 May 2024

BAPM has  published the draft BAPM Framework for Practice: Peri operative care of extremely premature babies. BAPM welcomes comments on this draft document before a final version is published later in the year. This draft framework offers a... Read more

Vacancies on the BMFMS Committee

14 May 2024

There are now vacancies on the BMFMS Committee for the positions of Fetal Medicine Rep and District General Hospital Rep. We plan to hold the elections soon.  Please find attached the Fetal Medicine Rep and District General Hospital Rep role... Read more

National learning report highlights key factors needed to ensure safe care in midwifery units

13 May 2024

The Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations programme (MNSI) has  published a report identifying the main factors affecting the delivery of safe care in NHS hospital midwifery units. The report – ‘Factors affecting the... Read more

Decision time for folic acid fortification

07 May 2024

MRC’s landmark research 30 years ago proved that sufficient folic acid (Vitamin B9) levels attained pre-pregnancy reduces Neural Tube Defects NTDs) by up to 80%. Neural tubes, which become everyone’s spine, brain and central nervous system, are... Read more

Quick Reference Handbook for Obstetric Emergencies (Obs QRH)

02 May 2024

Announcing the release of the Quick Reference Handbook for Obstetric Emergencies (Obs QRH) in February 2024. This handbook has been developed in partnership with OAA and BAPM and endorsed by BMFMS, BICS, RCUK, AoA, RCOA, COPD, MOMS and supported by... Read more

BAPM Neonatal Airway Safety Standard published

02 May 2024

BAPM has published the new Framework for Practice 'BAPM Neonatal Airway Safety Standard'. This document sets out standards for safely managing the neonatal airway in neonatal services in the UK. The document focuses on unit capability and aims to... Read more

Obstetric clinical advisor roles at MNSI

30 Apr 2024

MNSI is looking for experienced obstetric and neonatal consultant level clinicians to join the clinical advisory team, for 4 sessions a week, providing advice to support MNSI investigations. Details about the posts are available here:... Read more

British Maternal and Fetal Medicine (BMFMS) and Wellbeing of Women (WoW) jointly funded research projects

29 Apr 2024

We are delighted to announce that in 2023/2024 the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine (BMFMS) and Wellbeing of Women (WoW) jointly funded two research projects: Exploring a new type of treatment to protect babies in the womb Fetal growth... Read more

Proposed amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill

16 Apr 2024

A number of amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill have been proposed including amendments related to reducing the abortion time limit from 22 to 24 weeks and prohibiting terminations for Down’s syndrome after 24 weeks. BMFMS has been working with... Read more

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