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News Archive – November 2023
News Archive – November 2023

News Archive

Please find a selection of relevant news articles below, filtered by region or month:

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  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... 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

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