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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

Trainee vacancies on BMFMS website

23 Nov 2023

There are now two vacancies available on the BMFMS Committee for the position of Trainee reps. We plan to hold the elections soon.  The role description and nomination form can be downloaded. The nomination form needs to be completed with the... Read more

The ‘PIP’ study

23 Nov 2023

A new study by the University of Leicester concerns decisions about whether a baby should be born late preterm or early term. The researchers say we know little about what input parents would like to have in such decisions or what kind of input... Read more

Proposed changes to BMFMS constitution and proposal to appoint a Manager

21 Nov 2023

The BMFMS membership will be asked at the AGM on  Friday, 26th April 2024  to vote on the changes to the Constitution. The BMFMS constitution was last updated in December 2020. There are several areas where an update was needed. The constitution has... Read more

BMFMS committee vacancies

20 Nov 2023

There is now a vacancy on the BMFMS Committee for the position of Labour and Delivery Rep. We plan to hold the elections soon.  The role description and nomination form can be downloaded from the website. The nomination form needs to be completed... Read more

Deadline to submit Abstracts for the BMFMS 2024 Conference extended

16 Nov 2023

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 20th December 2023 at 00:00 Please see the link below to submit... Read more

BAPM Neonatal Airway Safety Standard - Draft document for consultation

13 Nov 2023

BAPM has published the DRAFT version of a 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... Read more

Registration is now open for the BMFMS 2024 conference

07 Nov 2023

Registration is now open for the BMFMS 2024 conference that will be taking place on 25th and 26th April 2024 at The Spine, Liverpool. For more information on the programme/agenda and how to register, please see here     Read more