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New catalogue of resources available for maternity staff

02 Nov 2023

A new hub of resources has been developed to support the professional development and wellbeing of maternity staff. The crucial role maternity teams play in supporting women, birthing people, families, and newborn infants is vital; and improving... Read more

Webinar: Instrumental Delivery: Exploring the Impact on Maternal Health

23 Oct 2023

The MASIC Foundation have organised a multidisciplinary webinar with leading speakers, reflecting the diverse professional roles required to co-ordinate and deliver effective evidence based and individualised care for women who have experienced... Read more

DRAFT BAPM Toolkit: Implementing a Neonatal Electronic Health Record

16 Oct 2023

BAPM has today published the draft version of a new Toolkit: Implementing a Neonatal Electronic Health Record. They are inviting comments on this draft version before publication of a final document later in the year. This toolkit has been... Read more

Letter from The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, asking for members help in contributing to the public debate around plans for a smokefree generation

16 Oct 2023

BMFMS has received a letter from The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, asking for members help in contributing to the public debate around plans for a smokefree generation. Please read the letter here. Following the Prime Minister’s... Read more

NIHR Clinical Research Network Support

16 Oct 2023

New Terms and Conditions for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support (T&Cs) have come into force immediately and are now published on the NIHR website, applicable to all studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio. Please see here for a copy of the new... Read more

EULAR ReHFaP Study Group - Invitation to Roundtable Discussions

16 Oct 2023

The EULAR ReHFaP Study Group have announced their next “ReHFaP roundtable discussion of challenging cases”, which are free online events to share complex case scenarios from real life experience. In each meeting there will be a presenter and... Read more

BMFMS committee vacancy

09 Oct 2023

There is now a vacancy available on the BMFMS Committee for the position of Education and Training Lead. Please see the role description here. We plan to hold the elections soon.  The nomination form needs to be completed with the correct number... Read more

HSIB Transition Update

05 Oct 2023

From 1 October 2023, the Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations (MNSI) programme will be hosted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Previously they were part of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB). This move will enable... Read more

NICE guideline on intrapartum care for healthy women and babies (update)

05 Oct 2023

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, tools and resources as well as all the stakeholder comments that they received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The... Read more

NICE guideline on intrapartum care for healthy women and babies (update) This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, tools and resources as well as all the stakeholder comments that we

05 Oct 2023

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, tools and resources as well as all the stakeholder comments that they received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The... Read more

Stakeholder Update: Specialised Women's Services

05 Oct 2023

The  Redress Project on behalf of the Patient Safety Commissioner (PSC), are encouraging patients and their friends and family who have direct and indirect experience of the harm caused by pelvic mesh or sodium valproate to complete their survey.... Read more

Abstract submissions are now open for BMFMS 2024 conference

05 Oct 2023

Abstract submissions are now open for next year’s annual conference which will be held on: 25th and 26th April 2024 (at The Spine, Liverpool and also virtually). Please see the link below to submit your... Read more

Updated Saving Babies’ Lives sessions now available

28 Sep 2023

The Saving Babies’ Lives programme has recently been reviewed with six updated sessions now available for maternity and neonatal staff. The newly updated Detection and Surveillance of Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR) session aligns with element 2... Read more

Neonatal early warning system tool now adapted into elearning

19 Sep 2023

The new national Newborn Early Warning Track and Trigger (NEWTT2) tool has now been adapted into an interactive elearning resource for maternity teams. The current warning system supports maternal and neonatal staff to recognise early indicators... Read more

Update to NICE guideline on caesarean birth (NG192)

19 Sep 2023

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 they... Read more

Publication of core outcome set for studies of multiple long-term conditions in pregnancy

07 Sep 2023

This study worked with stakeholders to agree on a set of outcomes that should be reported in all studies for pregnant women and birthing people with two or more long-term conditions. The paper can be accessed here: The development of a core... Read more

CVS and amnio - patient information videos

29 Aug 2023

The NEY GMSA Fetal Genomics programme team have produced information videos for patients who are considering invasive testing. They have been specifically produced for the UK population with RCOG and NHSE-approved content.  The videos and PILs... Read more

Perinatal platform

01 Aug 2023

Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Oxford, along with several other universities across the UK, have been awarded funding to develop a platform trial in perinatal medicine, focussing on women at risk of preterm birth and babies born... Read more

Survey on closure of parietal peritoneum during caesarean sections

20 Jul 2023

The NICE guideline on Caesarean Birth [NG192] published 31 March 2021, last updated 21 June 2023, recommends non closure of visceral and parietal peritoneum in caesarean birth to reduce operating time and the need for postoperative analgesia, and... Read more

Episcissors survey

10 Jul 2023

Bolton Foundation Trust are experiencing difficulties with blunt episcissors and in order to help them make improvements they want to find out how other trusts manage their episiotomies.  They have created a short survey below, and would greatly... Read more