Maternity: Guides and practice

  • Website First Steps Nutrition Trust
    First Steps Nutrition Trust provides evidence based information and resources about the importance of good nutrition from pre-conception to 5 years. It is a new charity established by Dr Helen Crawley, a dietitian and re ...

    Publisher: First Steps Nutrition Trust
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Sepsis following Pregnancy, Bacterial (Green-top 64b)
    The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the management of sepsis in the puerperium (i.e. sepsis developing after birth until 6 weeks postnatally), in response to the findings of the Centre for Maternal an ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Sepsis in Pregnancy, Bacterial (Green-top 64a)
    The need for a guideline on the management of sepsis in pregnancy was identified by the 2007 Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths. The scope of this guideline covers the recognition and management of serious bacteri ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website ISIS - Infant Sleep Information Source
    The aim of ISIS is to provide online access to up-to-date research-based evidence about infant sleep, in forms which are accessible to parents and health professionals, supported by references to research relevant to fam ...

    Publisher: Infant Sleep Information Source (ISIS)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Mood disorders during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby
    The booklet aims to make women and their families aware of the treatment and care they should expect to receive if they have a mood disorder during pregnancy and after the birth of their child.

    Publisher: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Little kids, big questions: a Zero to Three podcast series on early childhood development
    Each podcast in this series features an interview with an expert focussing on the application of research on early childhood development to daily interactions with babies and toddlers. It addresses some of the most commo ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Supervisors of midwives: How they can help you
    New NMC information heading to nearly every new mum in the UK

    Publisher: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Knowledge for neonatal nursing practice: a self-directed learning programme
    A web-based, interactive resource that guides the learner through a range of topics related to neonatal care, by suggested reading and enquiry in conjunction with self-testing quizzes

    Publisher: City University
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Guideline No 127: Management of perinatal mood disorders
    The guideline will be of interest to midwives, health visitors, clinical psychologists, community mental health services, general practitioners, pharmacists, obstetricians and psychiatrists, with other community agencies ...

    Publisher: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Improving safety in maternity services: A toolkit for teams
    Improving Safety in Maternity Services: a toolkit for teams is organised around five key areas for improvement in maternity care on which the teams focused: teamworking communication training information and guidance ...

    Publisher: Kings Fund
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website First steps towards quality improvement: simple guide to improving services
    This publication is aimed at all healthcare professionals. It provides information, tools, resources and practical examples taken from the NHS Improvement project sites and support needed to guide the first steps towards ...

    Publisher: NHS Improvement
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Repeat blood spot samples: information sheets (for health professionals and for parents)
    Occasionally the newborn screening laboratories need to ask for a repeat blood spot sample. The UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre has produced information sheets for health professionals and parents that explain why ...

    Publisher: UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website London maternity profiles
    These profiles give a local maternity picture for each London borough and finds that key NHS messages over the past few years are helping babies to have a healthier start in life although there is variation between areas ...

    Publisher: London Health Programmes
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Neonatal jaundice : Evidence Update March 2012
    Evidence Updates provide a regular, often annual, summary of selected new evidence published since the literature search was last conducted for the accredited guidance they update.

    Publisher: NHS Evidence
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Corticosteroids in pregnancy to reduce complications from being born prematurely - information for you
    A single course of corticosteroids for women at risk of premature birth is considered to be safe and can help a baby’s development, says patient information published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologi ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Coping with loss during pregnancy or soon after birth
    An expectant mother may lose her baby during the pregnancy or, more rarely, the baby may die during childbirth or soon after birth. During this time, each family (and each member of the family) may experience the loss a ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Screening tests for you and your baby
    Updated 2012 version of this 72 page A5 booklet.

    Publisher: UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Screening tests for your baby
    Updated 2012 version of this 32 page A5 booklet.

    Publisher: UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website E-learning for GPs: an online training package about breastfeeding
    UNICEF UK has developed this online training package to provide GPs with the information they require to support mothers. It covers how breastfeeding works, how to treat common breast conditions and prescribing drugs for ...

    Publisher: Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website HIV in pregnancy - online lectures and presentations
    The lectures and presentations from the Joint RCOG/BHIVA Multidisciplinary Conference - HIV in Pregnancy (Jan 2012) are now available online on the British HIV Association (BHIVA) website.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Vitamin D: appropriate available products that support the Chief Medical Officers’ supplementation recommendations
    Recent Chief Medical Officer advice for England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland makes specific recommendations on vitamin D supplementation. This document outlines products available that enable adherence to Chie ...

    Publisher: London Medicines Information Service
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Screening choices in pregnancy: for Down's syndrome and fetal anomalies
    This resource has been produced for women and their partners to find out more about screening for Down's syndrome and fetal anomalies during pregnancy.

    Publisher: NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (NHS FASP)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Fetal growth restriction
    Information from the charity, Tommy's, about fetal growth restriction (FGR). FGR is a condition in which a baby's growth slows or stops when they are in the womb. It occurs in around five percent of all pregnancies. Unbo ...

    Publisher: Tommy’s
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI)
    The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is a pan-European organisation representing parents and scientific experts with the aim of improving the long-term care of preterm and newborn infants with ...

    Publisher: European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website A competence framework and evidenced-based practice guidance for the physiotherapist working in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Unit
    This competence based framework was developed as part of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) competence project.

    Publisher: Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website All babies count - support for parents
    All babies count explores the challenges that new parents face and the vulnerability of babies. The leaflet offers advice and suggestions to enable parents to start their life together in the right way to help their chil ...

    Publisher: NSPCC, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Serious incident toolkit
    All providers of NHS funded care should have clear processes and policies for the identification, reporting and management of incidents and serious incidents. The aim of this toolkit is to highlight the application of th ...

    Publisher: UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years settings in England: a practical guide
    These guidelines have been developed to help early years providers and practitioners meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) welfare requirement for the provision of healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink. ...

    Publisher: School Food Trust
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth: information for you
    The new patient information looks at how to reduce the risks and what extra care overweight mothers should be offered during pregnancy and birth.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Essential interventions, commodities and guidelines for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health: a global review of the key interventions related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
    Poor maternal, newborn and child health remains a significant problem in developing countries. Worldwide, 358 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth every year and an estimated 7.6 million children die under the a ...

    Publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website All babies count (website)
    Babies are more likely to suffer neglect and abuse and are eight times more likely to be killed than any other child. This NSPCC campaign is calling on everyone - the public, professionals and governments – to ensure tha ...

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website E-learning for GPs
    UNICEF UK has developed an online training package to provide GPs with all the information they require to support mothers. It covers how breastfeeding works, how to treat common breast conditions and prescribing drugs f ...

    Publisher: Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The role and responsibilities of maternity support workers
    This guide aims to assist all those involved in developing the maternity workforce with advice on the tasks that maternity support workers can and cannot legitimately undertake.

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website "Babies aloud": Postnatal depression - what men need to know
    A trilogy of professionally acted and edited five-minute teaching films designed to challenge the stereotype that pregnancy, childbirth and surrounding issues are ‘women’s business’. They aim to reinforce the notion of a ...

    Publisher: College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Caesarean section (NICE clinical guideline)
    This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 13 (published April 2004). It offers evidence-based advice on the care of women who: have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant agai ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Reaching out: involving fathers in maternity care
    This publication is designed to help maternity service staff to encourage the involvement of fathers throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and into fatherhood and family life. It looks at the background and policy context ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Top tips for involving fathers in maternity care
    A short guide for maternity service staff including practical advice on how to involve fathers throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and into fatherhood and beyond. It also includes an introduction about society’s changin ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Family Foundations (FF): team parenting for birth and beyond
    Family Foundations (FF) is a series of ante- and post-natal participatory classes for expectant mothers and fathers, aimed at enhancing parent and child well-being. Among families who have taken part in the programme of ...

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Caring for your baby at night: a guide for parents
    This leaflet, endorsed by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID), is designed to offer helpful, practical advice on coping at night. It covers getting some rest, nigh ...

    Publisher: Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The health professional’s guide to: Caring for your baby at night
    This guide has been written to help health professionals who will be using the booklet: "Caring For Your Baby At Night" with new parents. It looks at the evidence underpinning the recommendations in the leaflet and offer ...

    Publisher: Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website NPSA Rapid Response Report: Keeping newborn babies with a family history of MCADD safe in the first hours and days of life
    Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) is a rare inherited disorder where the body cannot metabolise fat properly. With a regular intake of food, individuals can live a normal healthy life, but prolonged ...

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Foundation years - from pregnancy to children age 5 years (website)
    The Foundation Years website supports professionals working with children and families in the foundation years. Its launch coincides with two foundation years policy documents - one for parents and families, the other fo ...

    Publisher: 4Children
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Preparation for birth and beyond: a resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities
    This resource pack aims to help the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector in planning or running groups for expectant and new parents. It is a practical tool to improve outcomes for babies and parents through a ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Breastfeeding at study or work: information for employees and employers
    For a new mother, going back to study or work may be the first time they have been separated from their baby for long periods. Continuing to breastfeed helps to keep the close relationship they have built up with their b ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DoH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The management of twin and triplet pregnancies in the antenatal period
    This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care of women with multiple pregnancies (twins and triplets) in the antenatal period.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Magnesium sulphate to prevent cerebral palsy following preterm birth (SAC Opinion Paper 29)
    The prevalence of preterm birth is increasing. While the survival of infants born preterm has improved, the prevalence of cerebral palsy has risen. The incidence of cerebral palsy decreases significantly with increasing ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening eLearning Module
    This eLearning module is a training resource for all staff involved in the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) programme in England. It supports the implementation of the new Programme Standards helping ...

    Publisher: NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme (IDPS)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Ask A Doc RI (USA)
    An American website set up to answer any questions teenagers may have on sexual health and contraception, while protecting their anonymity.

    Publisher: Healthy Kids RI
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Bradford – Breastfeeding Volunteer Peer Support
    Bradford district breastfeeding rates are lower than national rates and increasing them is a key priority for action in the district’s Infant Mortality Strategy. To address this, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF ...

    Publisher: Local Government Improvement and Development
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Educating health visitors for a transformed service: a suggested approach for education commissioners and higher education institutions and lecturers to aligning education with new service vision for health visiting
    This paper sets out the approach with ‘general prompts’ and ‘theory knowledge skills prompts’ aligning education to service vision to be provided in the transformed health visiting service and to managing significant and ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Health visitor return to practice framework: a guide for education providers
    In February 2011, the Government made a firm commitment to increasing the health visitor workforce by 4,200 by 2015. This is to be implemented through the Health Visiting Implementation Programme, which aims to deliver ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Management of sickle cell disease in pregnancy (Green-top guideline 61)
    The purpose of this guideline is to describe the management of pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD). It will include preconceptual screening and antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal management. It will not cover ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Bliss: Community health professionals' information guide
    Designed to give health professionals a greater understanding of neonatal care and the short and long term issues that affect these babies. It features parent stories, a community liaison case study, practical tips, a di ...

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Families in the foundation years: from pregnancy to children aged five - parents area (website)
    This section of the website takes parents through what they can expect to encounter during pregnancy and the first five years of their child’s life, explaining what support and services they are entitled to in each phase ...

    Publisher: 4Children
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website How to implement baby friendly standards: a guide for maternity settings
    The implementation guidance documents for maternity and community setting have been updated and redesigned. This should make both booklets more useful when planning the implementation of the Baby Friendly Initiative stan ...

    Publisher: Unicef UK
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website How to implement baby friendly standards: a guide for community settings
    The implementation guidance documents for maternity and community setting have been updated and redesigned. This should make both booklets more useful when planning the implementation of the Baby Friendly Initiative stan ...

    Publisher: Unicef UK
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website 'Once is Enough'
    The NHS Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme Centre's 'Once is Enough' campaign aims to reduce the number of avoidable repeat blood spot tests and to help healthcare professionals get a good quality sample first time.

    Publisher: UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The role of the midwife in increasing immunisation uptake
    A new teaching slide set has been created and made available on the Health Protection Agency (HPA) website to help midwifery lecturers teach midwives and students how to increase uptake of immunisation among the families ...

    Publisher: Health Protection Agency (HPA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Thinking of getting pregnant? Make sure you’re protected against German measles
    This leaflet gives details on the health risks caused by German measles on unborn babies. It also gives information on how to protect them.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website How to develop an effective obstetric checklist
    Checklists to guide critical procedures are becoming an increasingly important part of medical practice. These tools have proved effective in improving outcome in a variety of medical settings, including obstetrics. This ...

    Publisher: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Management of women with mental health issues during pregnancy and the postnatal period (Good Practice No. 14)
    Mental illness makes a significant contribution to maternal deaths. This document highlights the role of maternity services in the early identification of high-risk women and assessment of current illness, and describes ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Toddler meals: how much do they need?
    Toddlers require a healthy, varied and well-balanced diet to thrive and grow. This Factsheet gives advice on the best way to accomplish this.

    Publisher: Infant & Toddler Forum
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Protecting toddlers from tooth decay
    The Factsheet contains information on the causes, treatment and prevention of dental decay in toddlers. There is also advice on brushing a toddler’s teeth.

    Publisher: Infant & Toddler Forum
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Baby Friendly Inititative (website)
    The Baby Friendly Inititative has re-launched its website with a number of new features inclunding "Care pathways" which aim to bring the focus of practice back to the mother's journey and with three segments for parents ...

    Publisher: UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Community Parents project: Telford
    The community parents project offers support to newly pregnant women and parents with children under 18 months, using volunteers from the local community. The project recruits, trains and supports volunteers to deliver k ...

    Publisher: Local Government Improvement and Development
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Postpartum evaluation and long term implications
    Hypertension, proteinuria and biochemical changes caused by pre-eclampsia may persist for several weeks and even months postpartum. Hypertension and pre-eclampsia may even develop for the first time postpartum. Care in t ...

    Publisher: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Health care service standards in caring for neonates, children and young people
    This RCN guidance document outlines standards to promote the highest level of care and wellbeing for all children, young people and their families in health care services wherever they are in the four countries of the UK

    Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Coventry – Positive about Breastfeeding Social Marketing
    This project is to address infant mortality and obesity issues in Coventry by increasing the take-up rate of breastfeeding.

    Publisher: Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The Brazelton Centre
    The Brazelton Centre is a charity whose primary goals are to promote an understanding of infant development through fostering strong infant-parent relationships by focusing attention on the infant’s behavioural abilities ...

    Publisher: The Brazelton Centre
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood: a guide for physically disabled parents
    This substantial guide offers practical information and guidance on all stages of having a baby and adjusting to new parenthood.

    Publisher: Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Bliss family handbook: information and support for families of preterm and sick babies
    Provides information and support for the families of premature and sick babies. It is free for every parent with a baby in a neonatal unit and distributed by most units to parents on their first or second day.

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Commissioning Guide: Weight management before, during and after pregnancy
    This commissioning guide provides support for the local implementation of NICE guidance through commissioning and is a resource for NHS and other commissioners, managers and professionals who have a direct or indirect ro ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Raising sensitive issues - a training package for maternity settings
    Designed to help trainers develop training for staff (such as midwives, health visitors and social workers) to develop their skills in raising sensitive issues with pregnant women. It is designed to support the implement ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Prediction and primary prevention of pre-eclampsia
    Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Early recognition of women at risk of pre-eclampsia will enable the identification of high-risk women who may benefit from enhanc ...

    Publisher: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website NPSA Signal: Intravenous morphine administration on neonatal units
    The Patient Safety division of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) shares key risks emerging from review of serious incidents reported by the NHS to its National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in the form of ...

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Imperforate anus in newborn babies | Signal
    This Signal is about the risk of missed diagnosis of imperforate anus in newborn babies.

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website COT/SCAN Joint statement on the timing of introduction of gluten into the infant diet
    The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) were asked to assess the scientific evidence on timing of introduction ...

    Publisher: SCAN and COT
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website TAMBA - The Twin and Multiple Birth Association
    The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) is a charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals.

    Publisher: TAMBA - The Twin and Multiple Birth Association
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Reducing the harm caused by misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes in adults, children and infants
    This Alert updates and strengthens Patient Safety Alert 05 (Reducing the harm caused by misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes) and is based on national learning since then.

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Sands Audit Tool for maternity services: Caring for parents whose baby has died
    The Audit Tool, the first of its kind for maternity services in the UK, has been developed to help those responsible for commissioning and providing services to assess the quality of care they provide to bereaved parents ...

    Publisher: Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Reduced fetal movements – Green-top Guideline
    New advice for clinicians on the management of women with reduced fetal movements (RFM) during pregnancy has been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) today.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Skin-to-skin
    The aim of this booklet is to describe the benefits of skin-to-skin care and to help you decide if you would like to try skin-to-skin with your baby.

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website iMamatv
    iMama.tv is a completely new type of parenting site because instead of reams of text it is jam packed with video. It includes 4,000 short snappy videos covering everything you need to know or could want to ask about bein ...

    Publisher: iMama.tv
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Lead Midwife in Diabetes Standards, Role and competencies
    The Royal College of Midwives working with NHS Diabetes have developed a standards document which comprises an agreed role specification and a standards and competency framework for the LMD role. This can be used by mate ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Family Action's Perinatal Service
    1 in 6 pregnant women are affected by mental distress and mental health issues, if not dealt with, can affect the relationship between mother and child and impact on a child’s long-term development. This is why they are ...

    Publisher: Family Action
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Multiple births – a parents’ guide to neonatal care
    Bliss and Tamba have produced a new booklet to prepare and support multiple birth parents.

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website NPSA Signal: The risk of harm to children and neonates entangled in lines
    This Signal concerns the risk of harm to children and neonates from entanglement in lines or tubes.

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website NPSA Signal: The risk of harm when using intravenous connectors in children and babies
    This Signal concerns the risk of harm relating to the use of intravenous connectors in children and neonates.

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Phenylketonuria
    Phenylketonuria remains one of the most common inborn errors in the United Kingdom. It is detected on the newborn heel-prick screening sample allowing early treatment with a strict low phenylalanine diet supplemented wit ...

    Publisher: Paediatrics and Child Health
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Air Travel and Pregnancy - Information for you
    The RCOG has published information for patients about travelling by air during pregnancy. Air Travel and Pregnancy - Information for you is for anyone considering travelling by air when pregnant and is relevant for all l ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Antenatal & Newborn Screening eLearning
    The new Antenatal & Newborn Screening eLearning Module is a cross programme training resource for all staff involved in screening in the NHS in England. This comprehensive module offers all staff an enjoyable and fle ...

    Publisher: National Screening Committee
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Mellow bumps
    Increasing evidence of the long–term effects of maternal stress in pregnancy has led Mellow Parenting to develop an antenatal programme (Mellow Bumps). This is a six week group-based ante-natal programme designed to sup ...

    Publisher: Mellow Parenting
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Quitting smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth: commissioning guide
    This commissioning guide provides support for the local implementation of NICE guidance through commissioning, and is a resource for people involved in commissioning health and social care services and public health prog ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website RCM Guide for New NHS On-Call Arrangements
    Discussions between the RCM and NHS employers regarding new On-Call arrangements have now been completed. Local staff sides should now be entering into negotiations with employers with a view to bringing about a new on c ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website MHRA One Liners issue 81 – January 2011: Special maternity issue
    The MHRA receives a significant number of reports of harm or near misses involving medical devices in this specialist area. This edition of One Liners describes some of these with advice on preventing further incidents i ...

    Publisher: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Competences - Finding, using and managing information: nursing, midwifery health and social care information literacy competences
    The RCN recognised the need for information literacy competences to complement its clinical competence framework, helping nurses, midwives, health care assistants and nursing students develop their skills in using inform ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Placenta Praevia, Placenta Praevia Accreta and Vasa Praevia: Diagnosis and Management (Green-top 27)
    The purpose of this guideline is to describe the diagnostic modalities used for placenta praevia, vasa praevia and a morbidly adherent placenta and how they are applied during the antenatal period. Clinical management wi ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Home-Start UK
    Through a network of over 16,000 trained parent volunteers they support thousands of parents who are struggling to cope.

    Publisher: Home-Start UK
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Rubella resources
    Poster and leaflets for expectant mothers on protection against German measles (rubella).

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website DVD - A child for life
    A 22-minute educational film explaining Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and including interviews with experts, families and children affected by FASD. Available to purchase - click on the link on the NOFAS-UK web ...

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website It's not a good idea to drink whilst pregnant
    A leaflet explaining the facts about pregnancy and drinking alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Can be ordered from the NOFAS-UK website. Full details in the Resources section of the NOFAS website.

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website How wonderful you are having a baby
    A leaflet which encourages pregnant women to avoid alcohol. An excellent resource for midwives to give pregnant women. Details available in the Resources section of the NOFAS website.

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website FASD the preventable disability
    A 12-page booklet containing basic information on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Can be ordered from the NOFAS-UK website.

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Late Intrauterine Fetal Death and Stillbirth (Green-top 55)
    This is the first edition of the guideline produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Maternal complications in diabetic pregnancy
    Pregnant women with diabetes have to manage both the effect of pregnancy on glucose control and its effect on pre-existing diabetic complications. Most women experience hypoglycaemia as a consequence of tightened glycaem ...

    Publisher: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Aspirin after low birthweight - query bank
    Question: What is the advice regarding the use of low dose aspirin (75 mg) from first trimester in a woman who has had a baby below the 10th centile of birthweight in a previous term pregnancy. There is no history of pre ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Find and choose services: Maternity
    An online comparison tool for expectant parents to compare and rate maternity services in England. The tool, available on NHS Choices, provides information on every maternity service and covers the service offered, patie ...

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Families and the Sepsis Work-up: Considering their Fears
    The neonatal patient is at significant risk for sepsis sometime during initial hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). These risks include: an immature immune system; a skin barrier that is fragile an ...

    Publisher: Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Health care–associated infections in the neonatal intensive care unit: a review of impact, risk factors, and prevention strategies
    Nosocomial infection or health care–associated infection (HAI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population. Associated risk factors include low birth weight, indwellin ...

    Publisher: Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Implications for practice: NICE neonatal jaundice guideline
    Being aware of infants who are at higher risk of hyperbilirubinaemia is good practice, this will be most apparent on Labour Ward and in the postnatal area, for serum bilirubin (SBR) or transcutaneous bilirubin measuremen ...

    Publisher: Journal of Neonatal Nursing
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Commissioning children’s centres: a rural perspective
    The Commission for Rural Communities has launched a short guide, aimed at professionals involved in the commissioning of children’s services, which focusses on families with young children in rural areas and the implicat ...

    Publisher: Commission for Rural Communities
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Alcohol and pregnancy: information for midwives
    This booklet is aimed at midwives and healthcare professionals to give them evidence-based information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It covers the causes and effects of FASD, the critical periods for alco ...

    Publisher: National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website RCOG Consumers' Forum Public Lecture: Antenatal Screening
    Free webcast: A look at established tests plus new developments for pregnant women

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website WHO surgical safety checklist: for maternity cases only
    The development of this checklist has been undertaken as a collaborative project between the NPSA and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This checklist is adapted from the WHO surgical safety chec ...

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Smoking in Pregnancy Guide
    This 24 page colour book is for health professionals who work with pregnant teenagers and contains useful tips and strategies to encourage pregnant teenagers to quit smoking and engage with Stop Smoking Services. Inside ...

    Publisher: Tommy’s
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Pregnant teenagers and diet - a guide for professionals
    This 16-page full-colour mini-guide is aimed at professionals who work with pregnant teenagers but do not have specialist training in nutrition.

    Publisher: Tommy’s
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Prenatal Nutrition: A Practical Guide for Assessment and Counseling
    Adequate nutrition during the periconceptional and prenatal periods is important for healthy pregnancy outcomes. By enhancing maternal nutritional status, health care providers can help pregnant women lower their risk of ...

    Publisher: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Practical advice for caring for women with eating disorders during the perinatal period
    Pregnancy and the postpartum period are both critical times for women with eating disorders. This article reviews the mixed research findings of the impact of eating disorders upon pregnancy and identifies key times in ...

    Publisher: Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Tommy's PregnancyLine
    This new free pregnancy helpline is there to help mums-to-be, their partners, family members and friends, and also health professionals looking for specialist advice. Experienced midwives specialise in advice on healthy ...

    Publisher: Tommy's
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international
    Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International is the UK's national information charity on disability and parenthood and the publisher of the international journal on disabled parenting

    Publisher: Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website A guide to infant formula for parents who are bottle feeding
    This guide is an impartial introduction to the different types of infant formula available and also covers feeding methods, recognising when your baby is hungry or full, weight gain and selecting bottles and teats. It is ...

    Publisher: UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Specialist neonatal care quality standard (NICE)
    NICE has launched a new quality standard on specialist neonatal care services. These services are defined as high-dependency, surgical or intensive care. NICE quality standards are markers of excellent care. They are ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Dad Cards
    Little credit-card sized cards to get information into the hands of dads via public services like Maternity hosptials and Children's Centres.

    Publisher: Dad Info Ltd
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Grasping the nettle: early intervention for children, families and communities
    This report summarises local practice validated as excellent or deemed promising based on an analysis of effective practice case studies. The report highlights the role of health services, children’s centres and schools ...

    Publisher: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Managing your weight in pregnancy
    A 36-page colour book aimed at pregnant women who weigh more than is recommended for their height. Contains advice for the mother to help her look after herself and her growing baby through small lifestyle changes that f ...

    Publisher: Tommy's
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Intrapartum management guidelines based on fetal heart rate pattern classification
    These guidelines provide the recommended response and treatment for intrapartum fetal management based on the classification of FHR patterns, as determined by the Perinatology Committee of the Japan Society of Obstetrics ...

    Publisher: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Obtaining valid consent to participate in research while in labour
    Provides a good practice framework for researchers who, due to the nature of their study, are limited to obtaining a valid consent for participation in research while in labour or in the immediate postpartum period.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website NHS Evidence annual evidence update on antenatal and pregnancy care
    NHS Evidence - women's health have published an annual evidence update on antenatal and pregnancy care, providing a summary of the latest evidence in this area including the provision of antenatal care, patient informati ...

    Publisher: NHS Evidence
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Baby Friendly Initiative: updated materials following the Hospital Initiative Review
    Following the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative review, a number of documents are being updated to reflect the new standards which will become part of all hospital assessments from 1 April 2011. These documents are desig ...

    Publisher: UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Pregnancy and complex social factors: A model for service provision for pregnant women with complex social factors
    The care that women should be offered during pregnancy is outlined in NICE clinical guideline 62 ('Antenatal care'). However, pregnant women with complex social factors may need additional support to use antenatal care s ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust
    A registered charity which aims to help women and their families by raising awareness and providing information about postnatal depression/illness. The website allows mums read about the experience of others, provides li ...

    Publisher: The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website National Service Framework for children, young people and maternity services: continence issues for a child with learning difficulties
    This guidance describes a care pathway and the considerations that apply in supporting a child with continence issues relating to a learning difficulty. The 'patient journey' also provides a starting point for the develo ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Pregnancy and Medicines (MedlinePlus)
    Provides links to a range of resources on pregnancy and medicines - including news, overview, reports, research and journal articles, organisations, patient information.

    Publisher: MedlinePlus
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website BMJ Practice: Guidelines: Management of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: summary of NICE guidance
    Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy cover a spectrum of conditions, including chronic (pre-existing) hypertension, pre-eclampsia, and gestational hypertension. These conditions are associated with increased perinatal mor ...

    Publisher: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website An ectopic pregnancy - Information for you
    The RCOG has published a patient information leaflet about ectopic pregnancy.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Womb or Tomb (Case Study)
    Childbirth is almost always a wonderful and joyous experience. Parents often begin planning for their baby before they are pregnant. They develop their birth plan and look forward to holding their perfect baby. Sometimes ...

    Publisher: Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The management of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
    This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of women who have or are at risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) in pregnancy. It contains advice on the diagnosis and manag ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Hypertension in pregnancy: costing template
    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published a costing report for implementation of the clinical guidance on the management of hypertension in pregnancy. Because of the breadth and com ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Ofsted: Conducting children’s centres inspections
    This guidance is designed to assist inspectors of children’s centres in their work. It supplements the guidance provided in the evaluation schedule and indicates the main activities that need to be undertaken from the ti ...

    Publisher: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skill
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Ofsted: Guidance for children’s centres
    This guidance is designed to help a children's centre prepare for its inspection. It contains a list of inspection activities and meetings for the programme, together with proposed timings.

    Publisher: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skill
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Ofsted: Deferral of inspections information for children’s centres
    This policy document sets out Ofsted’s approach to the deferral, cancellation and rescheduling of children’s centre inspections.

    Publisher: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skill
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Making critical care decisions for your baby
    Bliss has launched a new booklet, Making critical care decisions for your baby, which is for families who are being asked to consider stopping intensive care treatment for their baby.

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Midwives should support women to mobilize during labour
    This article analyses why midwives should encourage and support women to mobilize during labour and maintain upright positions during labour and childbirth.

    Publisher: British Journal of Midwifery
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Early Notification of Pregnancy- Lancashire
    Vulnerable mothers-to-be in Lancashire are receiving pre- and post-natal support from health and education professionals at their local children's centre, in a programme that aims to reduce their isolation, improve their ...

    Publisher: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website NICE: Weight management before, during and after pregnancy
    Obese mums-to-be should be encouraged to lose weight before they become pregnant, in order to reduce the risk of major complications during pregnancy, latest NICE guidance suggests.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website New Consent Advice - Operative Vaginal Delivery
    The paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of a woman undergoing operative vaginal delivery.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Information for Parents Booklet: Sleep
    This booklet was developed for parents who may have concerns about their child’s sleeping habits.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Abnormality in England, Scotland and Wales
    This report is intended to assist doctors and other health professionals to support women and their families when a fetal abnormality is diagnosed and to help women to decide, within the constraints of the law, whether o ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Revised Green-top Guideline - Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling
    The RCOG has published an updated version of Green-top Guideline 8 - Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website How to stop smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth (NICE guidance)
    This guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and practitioners who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, helping women to stop smoking when pregnant and following childbirth. This inclu ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Mixing of medicines prior to administration in clinical practice: medical and non-medical prescribing
    Following recommendations from the Commission on Human Medicines, medicines regulations were amended in December 2009 to enable doctors and other prescribers to mix medicines themselves and to direct others to mix medici ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Recognition and treatment of neonatal jaundice
    Jaundice is one of the most common conditions needing medical attention in newborn babies. Jaundice refers to yellow colouration of the skin and the sclerae and is caused by a raised level of bilirubin in the circulation ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Revised Policy, Standards and Protocols to Support the Provision of Antenatal Screening in Wales
    The revised Standards and Protocols have been the subject to consultation with ASW stakeholders from April to June 2009 and are a thorough revision and updating of the Antenatal Screening Wales Standards and Protocols pu ...

    Publisher: NHS Wales
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    NOFAS-UK is committed to helping individuals with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), their families and carers. NOFAS-UK promotes public awareness about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy with the ...

    Publisher: National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Bereavement Care Network for practitioners (website)
    Online discussion area for midwives, nurses and student nurses and midwives who provide, or who are interested in, the care offered to parents whose baby dies. Developed by the Royal College of Midwives, Sands (the still ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Classification of urgency of caesarean section – a continuum of risk (Good Practice No. 11)
    The RCOG has published a Good Practice guide which it hopes will encourage the adoption and use of the Lucas classification of urgency of caesarean section. This classification uses four categories of urgency without spe ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Advice and information for employers of nurses and midwives
    Information for all employers of nurses and midwives, introducing you to the Nursing and Midwifery Council

    Publisher: Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The Child Death Review process
    A leaflet, written by FSID for the Department for Children, Schools and Families, is available for parents and carers of a child under 18 who has died. It tells you what happens in the Child Death Review.

    Publisher: Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Handle with care: A guide to keeping your baby safe
    Advice on holding and handling your baby safely.

    Publisher: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Invest in engagement (website)
    A comprehensive review of the best worldwide evidence, in English, of what works to engage patients and the public in healthcare. This site aims help healthcare commissioners and providers in England to deliver higher qu ...

    Publisher: Picker Institute Europe
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (website)
    The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) offers all new parents the opportunity to have their baby's hearing screened within the first few weeks of life. It is a core service within the NHS in England and part ...

    Publisher: UK National Screening Committee
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website UK NSC screening timeline
    The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) screening timeline is a resource developed to offer a visual reference to optimum times for NHS antenatal and newborn screening tests to take place. This resource has been dev ...

    Publisher: UK National Screening Committee (NSC)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website About the neonatal transport service - an information leaflet for parents in Scotland
    A leaflet (A5, 8 pages) providing parents in Scotland with information about the neonatal transport service, transfers and listing of units in Scotland.

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Parent Information Guide Scotland
    The Bliss Scotland Parent Information Guide is free for every parent with a baby in a Scottish neonatal unit. It is distributed by most units to parents on their first or second day.

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Pushing your way to health
    Organised health walks are pretty well established. But in the past year, there has been a drive to reach out to an often excluded group: new parents.

    Publisher: Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) [website
    PEEP supports parents and carers in their role as children’s first and most important educators. It provide training and support for practitioners working with families.

    Publisher: Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website TinyLife- Northern Ireland's premature and vulnerable baby charity
    Dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death in babies born in Northern Ireland.

    Publisher: TinyLife
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (2010)
    This government document sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It includes both statutory guidance (which must be complied with ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Unique - The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
    Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them. Unique is a UK-based charity but welcomes members worldwide.

    Publisher: The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Child Bereavement Charity
    The Child Bereavement Charity is the UK’s leading charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.

    Publisher: Child Bereavement Charity
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Donor breast milk banks: the operation of donor breast milk bank services. NICE guidance
    The advice in this NICE guideline covers: How milk banks should recruit, screen and support women who donate breast milk How milk banks should handle and process the breast milk they receive from donors.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Labour Ward Solutions
    This document is aimed mainly at those responsible for implementing the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) maternity standards. It highlights the many chall ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The young woman's guide to a healthy pregnancy
    This 96-page full-colour book is aimed at young woman aged 16-19 (or those who work with young women aged 16-19). It includes helpful tips and advice and contains everything you need to know about antenatal care, exercis ...

    Publisher: Tommy's
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Online resources on challenging behaviors
    Zero to three has developed a set of resources designed to help you better understand and cope with some of the typical challenges parents face in the early years: Aggression, Defiance, Inconsolable Crying, Slow-to-Warm- ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Vitamin D: an essential nutrient for all...but who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency? Important information for healthcare professionals
    This leaflet has been published to raise awareness of the risk of Vitamin D deficiency and the increase in rickets being reported particularly in children.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website There Are No Guarantees (Leaflet)
    The National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have launched a leaflet aimed at helping parents planning for the birth of their baby. The leaflet ‘There Are No Guarantees’ provid ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website What do I do now?
    When an adverse incident occurs, correct procedures should be adhered to, in order to minimise the risk of a re-occurrence and to allow immediate remedial steps to be taken. Here, the RCM’s George Georgiou provides an RC ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website NHS Evidence - QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention)
    NHS Evidence – QIPP collection launched in December 2009 and provides users with real examples of how staff are improving quality and productivity across the NHS

    Publisher: NHS Evidence
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Milk protein fends off sepsis in premature babies
    A protein common in human milk, lactoferrin, prevents sepsis in preterm babies of very low birth weight (VLBW), who often die from this condition, according to a recent clinical report

    Publisher: Nature Medicine
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Handle with care
    Advice on holding and handling your baby safely.

    Publisher: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Start4Life
    The Start4Life campaign will support front line staff to deliver the healthy child programme by supporting pregnant women and parents of babies to establish good feeding and activity habits for their babies to help them ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, Reducing the Risk (Green-top 37)
    This is the second edition of this guideline, which was published in 2004 under the title Thromboprophylaxis During Pregnancy, Labour and after Vaginal Delivery. The aim of this guideline is to provide advice, based o ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Getting maternity services right for pregnant teenagers and young fathers: Second edition - 2009
    This guide is aimed at practitioners working in mainstream services or areas where the prevalence of teenage pregnancy is relatively low and where there are no dedicated services for pregnant teenagers. It sets out the r ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website The pregnancy book 2009
    The Pregnancy Book has been revised and will be given free to expectant mothers and parents in England. The book is a trusted authority on all aspects of maternity. By providing in-depth support, useful contact informati ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Rotherham - Supporting teenage mums and mums-to-be
    GROW is a Rotherham charity that helps women to make informed choices. It received Communities for Health funding to run a programme for teenage mums and mums-to-be to look at health issues affecting them and their famil ...

    Publisher: Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website 2009 Annual Evidence Update on Antenatal and Pregnancy Care
    The Evidence Update builds on the accumulated knowledge-base and provides an up-to-date summary of the latest evidence in this area that has been subject to rigorous selection criteria.

    Publisher: NHS Evidence
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women with learning disabilities
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women with problematic alcohol use
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: common mental health problems
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women who misuse drugs
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women of black/minority ethnic status (BME)
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women living in poverty
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women affected by gender based violence
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: the vulnerable infant
    The ISPI Maternity Project Lead conducted a user engagement survey with women who were dealing with a range of factors in their lives that had the potential to create multiple and complex needs, in order to assess levels ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Mumsnet
    An information website for mothers with a wide range of advice on pregnancy, childbirth and early years.

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Maternity services workforce development resource pack
    This workforce planning resource pack is part of a range of resources developed by Skills for Health - Workforce Projects Team to support maternity services. This range includes a maternity e-learning CD and a series of ...

    Publisher: Skills for Health
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Supporting Maternity Matters: workforce planning e-learning cd
    This is a step by step e-learning guide to workforce planning for maternity services. It acts as an educational training tool and also a practical guide to sustainable and evidence based workforce planning. The Maternity ...

    Publisher: Skills for Health
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Workforce evaluation tool
    Supports the six steps guide to workforce planning by featuring an online balance scorecard which helps users evaluate and monitor changes in workforce practice. The tool evaluates organisational performance from four ke ...

    Publisher: Skills for Health
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
    The NCT aims to enable all parents in the UK to have an enriching experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Its purpose is to provide support and evidence-based information in pregnancy, birth and early days o ...

    Publisher: National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)
    The NPEU is a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to improving the care provided to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, as well as the care provided to the newborn. Its ...

    Publisher: National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), University of Oxford
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Informed Choice
    Informed Choice aims to assist women and health care professionals in accessing reliable, evidence-based information to support maternal choice and professionals’ clinical decision making.

    Publisher: MIDIRS
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Cord blood banking: the facts
    Media interest has raised the profile of cord blood collection and the possibility of life-saving properties of stem cells. As increasing numbers of parents request the collection of their baby's cord blood, what are the ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives
    Published Date: 2008

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Enabling young people to access contraceptive and sexual health advice
    Guidance for Youth Support Workers

    Publisher: Department for Education and Skills (Dfes)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Multi-agency working to support pregnant teenagers
    A midwifery guide to partnership working with Connexions and other agencies

    Publisher: Department for Education and Skills
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website JSNA - the APHO Resource Pack
    Commissioned by the Department of Health, APHO has been reviewing the data and information needs of the JSNA process. This work has resulted in the five-part APHO Resource Pack

    Publisher: ChiMat, Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat), information@/
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Teenage Parents: Who cares? A guide to commissioning and delivering maternity services for young parents
    This guide makes the case for increased attention to the planning, organisation and delivery of maternity services for teenagers and gives practical suggestions on how to achieve a high-quality service that meets their n ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website NICE: Induction of labour
    This guidance updates and replaces NICE inherited clinical guideline D (published in June 2001).

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Eating for Pregnancy
    A good diet and sensible lifestyle from prior to pregnancy and into the first trimester will help lay the foundations for a good pregnancy and a healthy baby. Website offering advice.

    Publisher: Wellbeing of Women
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Mellow Parenting : Positive Parenting
    Mellow Parenting is a 14 week one day a week group designed to support families with relationship problems with their infants and young children. It combines personal support for parents with a video and direct work with ...

    Publisher: Mellow Parenting
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Make the most of your appointment
    This page has been developed by the Department of Health to help everyone get the best out of their appointment with their doctor or health professional.

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website RCOG Standards for Maternity Care
    RCOG working party report, the audit indicators and the standards database can be downloaded

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Your Baby: Feeding your baby in the first year
    Information from the Food Standards Agency, which gives advice to parents about feeding their baby.

    Publisher: Food Standards Agency (FSA)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The Be A Star Breastfeeding support, information and advice blog
    The Be a Star campaign is dedicated to increasing the number of young mums who choose to breastfeed. The campaign hopes to do this by showcasing the beauty, confidence and pride that comes with breastfeeding, as well as ...

    Publisher: Be a Star
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The code: standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives
    The code is the foundation of good nursing and midwifery practice, and a key tool in safeguarding the health and well-being of the public.

    Publisher: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Bottle feeding
    The information in this leaflet will help you to bottle feed your baby safely. The cleaning and sterilising instructions apply, whether you are using expressed breast milk or infant formula milk.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Maternal and Child Nutrition
    NICE guidance which aims to improve the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low income households.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Diabetes in pregnancy: management of diabetes and its complications from pre-conception to the postnatal period [Clinical guideline
    This NICE guidance covers the care and treatment of pregnant women with diabetes in the NHS in England and Wales. It also covers the care of their newborn babies.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman
    Guidance from NICE regarding the routine care that all healthy women can expect to receive during their pregnancy.

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Sure Start: Every building matters
    The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment have produced this guide for local authorities which sets out principles for designing buildings. It focuses on the preparation for, and the design of a children' ...

    Publisher: Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website NCT Books and information
    The NCT has developed a range of information sheets for women which can be purchased from the charity

    Publisher: NCT
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website BirthChoiceUK
    Where you choose to have your baby and whom you choose to look after you in labour will affect the type of birth you have and the care you receive. This website explains your options and gives you some information to hel ...

    Publisher: BirthChoiceUK
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Disabled Parents Network (DPN)
    DPN provides information, advice and peer support to disabled parents, their families and supporters. They campaign on a local and national level to improve services for disabled parents. They also provide training and w ...

    Publisher: Disabled Parents Network
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA)
    The NHSLA handles negligence claims and works to improve risk management practices in the NHS.

    Publisher: NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The Baby Friendly Initiative
    There is lots of information on this site that can help you if you’re going Baby Friendly, as well as a comprehensive research archive and a section for parents.

    Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Maternal Link
    Maternal Link aims to develop community midwifery services, based from birth centres, who will promote the normalisation of pregnancy and childbirth.

    Publisher: Maternal Link
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
    AIMS... at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than forty years. * Working towards normal birth * Providing independent support and information about maternity choices * Raising awareness o ...

    Publisher: Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (Sands)
    Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.

    Publisher: Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The Miscarriage Association
    The Miscarriage Association is a registered national charity in England & Wales (no. 1076829) and in Scotland (no. SC039790) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 3779123) , working across England, Northern Ireland ...

    Publisher: The Miscarriage Association
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba)
    The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) is a charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. It is the only UK wide organisation that directly helps tens of thous ...

    Publisher: TAMBA - The Twin and Multiple Birth Association
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Action on Pre-eclampsia
    Hospitals, GP surgeries and midwife units throughout the UK use leaflets from Action on Pre-eclampsia to inform their patients.

    Publisher: Action on Pre-eclampsia
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Birth Trauma Association (BTA)
    The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience.

    Publisher: Birth Trauma Association (BTA)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Scottish Multiprofessional Maternity Development Programme
    This site provides details of the Scottish Multiprofessional Maternity Development Programme and maternity services from all NHS Boards in Scotland.

    Publisher: NHS Education for Scotland
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Guidance for midwives, health visitors, pharmacists and other primary care services to improve the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low income households
    This guidance is for health professionals, commissioners and managers, pharmacists, those providing pre-school childcare and other relevant public, community, voluntary and private sector organisations. It relates to pr ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Maternity Dashboard: Clinical Performance and Governance Score Card
    The purpose of this guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is to urge all maternity units to consider the use of the Maternity Dashboard to plan and improve their maternity services.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Smoking cessation services
    NICE guidance on smoking cessation services in primary care, pharmacies, local authorities and workplaces, particularly for manual working groups, pregnant women and hard to reach communities.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Goodwin volunteer doula project
    The Goodwin volunteer doula project provides support to women during pregnancy and the early weeks of family life. This website provides resources for Doula projects across the country. It also provides a place where wom ...

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Weaning
    This leaflet provides advice on weaning babies on to solid food.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Parent Partnership Services Increasing parental confidence
    The standards in this document are part of the priorities for action (2006-2009) set out in the Government response to the Education and Skills Select Committee on SEN (October 2006). The exemplars provided illustrate a ...

    Publisher: Teachernet
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Community Mums (Scotland)
    A team of mothers has been recruited by the NHS to help teach vital skills like breastfeeding to new mums.

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website The Kings Fund
    The King’s Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Using that insight, it helps to shape policy, transform services and bring about behaviour change. Its work includes research, analysi ...

    Publisher: Kings Fund
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Making normal birth a reality
    Consensus statement from the Maternity Care Working Party - our shared views about the need to recognise, facilitate and audit normal birth

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website An assisted birth (operative vaginal delivery): information for you
    RCOG information for patients

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Immunisations at 12 and 13 months of age
    One of a series of booklets describing the immunisations offered to your child during the first 18 years of their life.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Quality Standards for Young People's Information, Advice and Guidance
    From April 2008 local authorities will assume overall responsibility for the quality of young people's information, advice and guidance (IAG). These standards will help local authorities to secure high-quality IAG provis ...

    Publisher: Careers Education and IAG support programme (CIAG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Safer Childbirth: Minimum Standards for the Organisation and Delivery of Care in Labour
    The joint document, Safer Childbirth: Minimum Standards for the Organisation and Delivery of Care in Labour, provides clear and concise information about the roles and essential minimum staffing levels required to suppor ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Intrapartum care: management and delivery of care to women in labour
    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health have issued this guidance providing clear and consistent advice to doctors and midwives on ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Determining what is personal data
    The ICO has published guidance on "Determining what is personal data". The guidance note explains and illustrates the ICO's view of what is personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. It is designed to hel ...

    Publisher: Information Commissioners Office
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Teenage Parents Next Steps: Guidance for Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts
    To complement guidance sent last year to local areas on accelerating reductions in under-18 conceptions, the Department for Children, Schools and Families has launched a refreshed strategy designed to improve outcomes fo ...

    Publisher: Every Child Matters (ECM)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Microsoft Word Document The essential principles and standards for commissioning children, young people and maternity services (providers)
    A guide/checklist for providers of children's, young people and maternity services

    Publisher: Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Microsoft Word Document The essential principles and standards for the commissioning of children, young people and maternity services
    A guide/checklist for PCT Children's and maternity commissioners when agreeing service level agreements and contracts with providers

    Publisher: Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Hepatitis B: How to protect your baby
    This document outlines what hepatitis B is and how it can affect babies.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website The next pregnancy
    This new edition of The next pregnancy looks at the reasons for preterm birth and what may be done to reduce the risk of a second preterm delivery. It provides parents with useful suggestions for the next pregnancy and a ...

    Publisher: Bliss
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Multi-agency Working to Support Pregnant Teenagers
    This new midwifery guide highlights effective practice on issues of confidentiality and sharing information about individual teenage mothers with other agencies. The aim is to improve outcomes for pregnant teenagers and ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Sex Education Forum
    This website explains the benefits of developing onsite sexual health services in schools and further education settings.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Improving Access to Sexual Health Services for Young People in Further Education Settings
    Locating health advice services in schools can have a positive impact in helping young people to avoid unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The Department for Education and Skills, and the Departmen ...

    Publisher: Every Child Matters (ECM)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Crib Sheet...How to help teenage mothers
    What is the first thing practitioners need to know about working with young mums?

    Publisher: CommunityCare
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website What About the Children
    This charity focuses on the emotional needs of babies and young children under three. Their website includes access to useful resources and research on infant mental health, and attachment issues.

    Publisher: What About The Children
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Parenting Teenagers Microsite
    The aim of this microsite is to provide information and materials to support those who are working with parents of teenagers

    Publisher: Trust for the Study of Adolescence (TSA)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website CNST Maternity Clinical Risk Management Standards
    The CNST Maternity Standards apply to members (including PCTs) providing labour ward services. They assess the way risk management activities are organised in these important services, focussing on areas such as communic ...

    Publisher: NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Breastfeeding Manifesto
    The Breastfeeding Manifesto was produced in 2006 in consultation with over twenty UK organisations working to improve awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and its role in reducing health inequalities. The Br ...

    Publisher: Breastfeeding Manifesto
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Monitoring Obstetricians' Performance with Statistical Process Control Charts
    Listen to the RCOG podcast

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website National Workforce Projects Maternity Portal
    This section of their website displays all of the workforce resources applicable to the maternity sector.

    Publisher: Skills for Health
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Depression during pregnancy
    Depression during pregnancy is common. The case presented in this article highlights many of the key issues involved in the management of pregnant women with depression, particularly the importance of active treatment.

    Publisher: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Help is At Hand - Coping with Bereavement
    This guide, produced by the Department of Health is aimed at the wide range of people who are affected by suicide or other sudden, traumatic death. People in this situation need practical and emotional help and 'Help is ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Obstetric Cholestasis (itching liver disorder) Information for Patients
    In this section of the RCOG website you will find information for people who are currently users of the O & G services (patients) and their families

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website One Mother, One Midwife
    From their website - Who is behind the campaign? We are a group of mothers, fathers and midwives who have joined together to campaign for change in our maternity services. We believe that by working in partnership we wil ...

    Publisher: One Mother, One Midwife Campaign
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Early Support trainers' website
    This website is a resource for approved Early Support training providers.

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Health and safety for new and expectant mothers
    Includes: Guidance for health professionalsGuidance for new and expectant mothersLegislation affecting new and expectant mothers at work.Sources of further information and guidance

    Publisher: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Preventing sexually transmitted infections and reducing under 18 conceptions
    This NICE guidance presents the recommendations on 'One to one interventions to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and to reduce the rate of under 18 conceptions, especially ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Breastfeeding: Off to the best start
    This leaflet provides mothers with important information about feeding their baby.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Care to Learn Parents' Leaflet
    This leaflet is aimed at teenage parents and is designed to help them understand Care to Learn and how to go about applying for support. Care to Learn provides financial support for teenage parents who want to continue i ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Multi-agency working to support pregnant teenagers: A midwifery guide to partnership working with Connexions and other agencies
    This new midwifery guide highlights effective practice on issues of confidentiality and sharing information about individual teenage mothers with other agencies. The aim is to improve outcomes for pregnant teenagers and ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Birth After Previous Caesarean Birth
    This guideline provides evidence-based information to inform the care of women undergoing either planned vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC) or elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS).

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Preventing sexually transmitted infections and reducing under 18 conceptions
    This NICE guidance presents the recommendations on one to one interventions to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and to reduce the rate of under 18 conceptions, especially among v ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance
    This guidance covers the recognition of mental health problems during pregnancy and in the first year after giving birth, and care and treatment options, including drugs and psychological treatments. It also covers how f ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website NICE clinical guidelines: antenatal and postnatal mental health
    The advice in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on mental health problems during pregnancy and after giving birth covers recognising mental health problems during pregnancy and the ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website eSpace
    eSpace is a community based tool dedicated to improving healthcare by encouraging members to share their experiences of technology enabled change.

    Publisher: Connecting for Health
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Like it is
    likeitis gives young people access to information about all aspects of sex education and teenage life.

    Publisher: Marie Stopes International
    Published Date: 2007

  • Adobe Acrobat Document A guide to Understanding Pathways and Implementing Networks
    RCPCH has released a report calling for health services for children and young people to be delivered within networks of care.

    Publisher: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Supporting disabled parents and parents with additional support needs
    This knowledge review is about parents with physical and/or sensory impairments, learning difficulties, mental health problems, long-term illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, and drug or alcohol problems. Its main focus is on soc ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Cord blood banking: information for parents
    This information is for you if you are deciding whether to use a private (commercial) cord blood bank. It is based on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Opini ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Law and Ethics in Relation to Court-Authorised Obstetric Intervention
    Purpose and scope The purpose of this guideline is to: clarify the position of the current law on Court-authorised obstetric intervention in competent and incompetent patients (or those with and without capacity) (sec ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website NICE guidelines on postnatal care
    The NICE clinical guideline on postnatal care covers the core care that every healthy woman and healthy baby should be offered during the first 6-8 weeks after the birth. Although for most women and babies the postnatal ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website RCOG patient information
    This section is for you and others interested or involved in your care. All the information comes from up-to-date and carefully-checked guidance for doctors, but it's been written in a way that makes it clearer for the n ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Patient information : Amniocentesis:what you need to know
    This information is intended for you if you are pregnant and you have an increased chance of the baby having a disorder. You may have already been offered amniocentesis. The information is based on the Royal College of O ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Patient information : Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): what you need to know
    This information is intended for you if you are pregnant and you have an increased chance of the baby having a disorder. You may have already been offered CVS. The information is based on the Royal College of Obstetricia ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Teenage Pregnancy Next Steps: Guidance for Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts on Effective Delivery of Local Strategies
    The guidance sets out what we know about effective delivery of local teenage pregnancy strategies, based on in-depth reviews carried out in a number of areas with differing levels of success in reducing under-18 concepti ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Neonatal Networks Website
    Link to the website of the Neonatal Networks in the South East and East of England. It provides information about the 10 Neonatal Networks. It also provides information on neonatal transport services.

    Publisher: Neonatal Networks
    Published Date: 2006

  • External Source The UK National Screening Committee (NSC)
    The UK National Screening Committee will advise Ministers on issues relating to the programme.

    Publisher: South West Cervical Cytology Quality Assurance Reference Centre, GM.E.swcan-iu.CSQA@nhs.net, Tel: 0117 9706474
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website National Guidelines for Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs)
    These guidelines inform healthcare managers, commissioners, practitioners and others on ways in which local maternity services liaison committees can work effectively and contribute to improving maternity services in lin ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Sure Start Children's Centres Practice Guidance
    This has been updated to include new sections on working with families and young children in vulnerable groups; latest research evidence; and additional case studies from children's centres' experience. It is designed to ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Guidance on filming in the NHS
    There is a huge public interest in health and a strong commitment in the NHS to better communication so it comes as no surprise that television and film media are being used more and more to tell people about the NHS and ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Maternity support workers programme
    This briefing summarises some of the key findings, successes and learning from the second of the NHS Employers' large scale workforce change programmes (August 2007).

    Publisher: NHS Employers
    Published Date: 2005

  • Website All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour
    The All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour was implemented in 2004 and provides support for midwives who wish to practise evidence-based clinical care of the highest standard with minimal unnecessary intervention. ...

    Publisher: NHS Wales
    Published Date: 2005

  • Website Minding the baby (film)
    Nothing can fully prepare people for the birth of a baby, however this short film shows the kind of changes which can happen and helps the adults involved to understand each other's experience. It shows the fears, joys a ...

    Publisher: Leeds Animation Workshop
    Published Date: 2005

  • Website Midwives rules and standards
    This booklet contains the rules and standards for midwifery and statutory supervision of midwives. It also provides guidance on the interpretation of those rules and standards. This replaces the previous Midwives rules ...

    Publisher: Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
    Published Date: 2004

  • Website Enabling Young People to Access Contraceptive and Sexual Health Information and Advice
    This revised guidance on providing access to contraception has been written to reflect changes in legislation and to clarify the legal and policy framework for practioners. The Teenage Pregnancy Unit (TPU) and Quality Pr ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2004

  • Website NICE: Caesarean section
    The NICE caesarean section clinical guideline covers: the information women can expect to receive from their doctor or midwife about caesarean section the most common reasons why they might need to have a caesarean secti ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2004

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Managed clinical networks:a guide to implementation
    This guide draws on the experiences of the national managed clinical network (MCN) pilot in Dumfries and Galloway to provide practical advice and information for healthcare professionals that are involved in the developm ...

    Publisher: Hayward Medical Communications
    Published Date: 2002

  • Website Postnatal depression (PND) training (website)
    PND Training run courses on the dectection and treatment of postnatal depression and the website contains information and other resources on the subject.

    Publisher: PND Training
    Published Date: 2002

  • Website Standards for hospitals providing neonatal intensive and high dependency care (2nd ed) and categories of babies requiring neonatal care
    Published in 2001 by the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM), this is an update to the original 1995 edition.

    Publisher: British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM)
    Published Date: 2001


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