Novel coronavirus - clinical information
I am also maintaining posts aboutnews,travel information andepidemiological and genetic information.This post contains information for health practitioners.  The epidemiological and genetic information page may also be useful.Last updated 25th January 2020, 1940 UK time.BMJBMJ - Coronavirus special issueBMJ Best PracticeThere is free access to theBMJ Best Practice topic on the novel coronavirus, as well as those for SARS and MERS.  PubMedPubMed search for the novel coronavirus, sorted by date added to PubMed(University of Leicester health undergraduate students can have access to all of BMJ Best Pr...
Source: Browsing - January 25, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: coronavirus Wuhan Source Type: blogs

Novel coronavirus - news
Updated 23rd January 2020, 1615 UK timeHere are sources of news regarding the new ( " novel " ) coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and other areas of China.I have separate posts abouttravel advice andepidemiological and genetic information.I will update this post as I find new things.The Guardian: coronavirusBBC: coronavirus outbreakCNN: coronavirus outbreak live updatesXinhuanet (in English): news from ChinaSTATNewsIndividual news itemsThe Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have issued a statementThe Guardian reports a case of human to human transmission of the virus.Nature -&nbs...
Source: Browsing - January 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

Novel coronavirus - epidemiology and genetics
Updated 23rd January 2020, 0900 UK timeI will update this post as I find new things.An outbreak of a new ( " novel " ) coronavirus started in Wuhan, China, and has spread, with cases reported in Shenzhen, Beijing, Chongqing and other cities in China, and in Thailand and South Korea.  There has been a case in the United States. Here are some sources of epidemiological and genetic information.  Separate posts covernews andtravel advice.Epidemiological informationProMedMailHealthMap (change Location at the top of the screen to China and then you will see current alerts, to the left.&nbs...
Source: Browsing - January 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

Novel coronavirus - travel advice
Last updated 23rd January 2020, 0900 UK timeThese are sources of travel advice regarding the outbreak of a new ( " novel " ) coronavirus which started in Wuhan, China.Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on travel to ChinaUK government - Public Health EnglandEU - European Centre for Disease Prevention and ControlUSA - CDC WHO - Emergency preparedness, responseI have separate posts coveringnews sources andepidemiological and genetic information. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - January 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

Two doctors I met in Paris
Not in person, as both are rather historical, but when in Paris, I encountered:Dr Alphonse LaveranandDr Paul GachetDr Laveran has a square named after him, adjacent to the Ecole de Val de Grace, a school of military medicine, where he worked after serving in the army as a physician, and where his father had held the same post.   Paris is good at telling you who a street is named after, so the street sign tells you he was the first French winner of theNobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology.  He won it for identifying both malaria and sleeping sickness as caused by parasites.Dr Gachet has aportrait in the...
Source: Browsing - January 20, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

Novel coronavirus (WN-CoV, nCoV) outbreak, China
Updated 22.1.20 1620 UK timeI will update this post as I find new things.Items marked UoL are accessible to University of Leicester staff and students only.An outbreak of a new ( " novel " ) coronavirus started in Wuhan, China, and has spread, with cases reported in Shenzhen, Beijing, Chongqing and other cities in China, and in Thailand and South Korea.  There has been a case in the United States. The Guardian reports a case of human to human transmission of the virus.This new virus has been referred to as WN-CoV and as nCoV.  NewsSTATNews.  Nature - News roundup ...
Source: Browsing - January 20, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: coronavirus Wuhan Source Type: blogs

Novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, China
Updated 21.1.20 1200 UK timeThe outbreak started in Wuhan, China, andaccording to De Volkskrant (in Dutch) has spread to Shenzhen and to Beijing.   The Guardian reports a case of human to human transmission of the virus.This new virus is causing SARS like symptoms, but is not thought to be SARS itself.  It seems to have no name yet apart from " novel coronavirus " .NewsSTATNews.  Nature - News roundup (15th January),news item (8th January) (University of Leicester access only).BMJ, 20th January (University of Leicester access only).  This has links to ot...
Source: Browsing - January 20, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: coronavirus Wuhan Source Type: blogs

Outbreak of a novel coronavirus
The outbreak started in Wuhan, China, andaccording to De Volkskrant (in Dutch) has spread to Shenzhen and to Beijing.This new virus is causing SARS like symptoms, but is not thought to be SARS itself.  It seems to have no name yet.Here are some information resources about it:UK governmentPublic Health England.EUEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.WHO WHOnews release  WHOemergency preparedness responseTheWHO Thailand page has links to information.Nature' sNews roundup on 15th January has a summary, and there was anews item on 8th January.For instances of the virus and latest...
Source: Browsing - January 20, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: coronavirus Wuhan Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 15th January 2020
Some recent things to know about...StatisticsKey performance indicator (KPI) data reports for NHS population screening programmes for financial year 2018 to 2019(Public Health England)Includes antenatal and newborn screening.Maternity statistics monthly statistics (NHS Digital)NICE consultationsNICE are consulting on jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days, to see if Clinical Guideline CG98 needs updating.Acknowledgements: King's Fund Library Health Management and Policy Alert; Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - January 15, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 8th January 2020
Some new things you may need...DNA testing of critically ill newbornsWhole exome sequencing, a DNA test that can help diagnose rare diseases, is part ofNHS England's Long Term PlanGabriela PintilieGabriela Pintilie died of a haemorrhage shortly after giving birth in February 2019, and the Guardian is covering the inquest into her death -first day,second dayBooks about motherhoodSome forthcoming ones are in theGuardian's look at rising cultural stars in 2020 - section 17, near the end of the articleAcknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - January 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery for the new year
Happy New Year, first of all.Here are some recent things you may want to know about:vCreateBBS video report about vCreate, an app that enables parents to see and stay in touch with their premature newborn.  More about the app, which is an NHS trusted application, athttps://www.vcreate.tv/.  And a BBC story to readhere.ResearchNIHR Signals review of research published in New England Journal of MedicineVery small babies appear not to be affected by the rate of increasing milk feedsMulticultural coping experiences of parents following perinatal loss: A meta ‐ethnographic synthesis(Journal of Advanced Nur...
Source: Browsing - January 2, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

A Sheffield carol
On moving to Sheffield, we discovered the Sheffield carol tradition.  In Victorian times, it is said, the church decided that certain carols were no longer to be sung.  People wanted to sing them, so they started singing them in pubs instead.  This continues to this day. A few of the carols in the tradition do still get sung in churches, to the same tune.  Others get sung in church, but to a different tune.  Some are sung in church but are not carols ( " All hail the power of Jesu's name " , for one, known in the tradition as " Diadem " ).  And...
Source: Browsing - December 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 18th December 2019
Some recent things you might want to know about...Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity (MBRRACE-UK)Saving lives, improving mothers ’ care: lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2015-17Read more, and link to the report, on the HQIP site. Fetal and neonatal haemochromatosisNHS EnglandClinical commissioning policy: Maternal intravenous immunoglobulin for the prevention of allo-immune fetal and neonatal haemochromatosisGlobal healthUSAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program is endingHypertension in pregnancyCli...
Source: Browsing - December 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 11th December 2019
Discussion relating to one of these at least in the Guardian,Record number of over-45s giving birth in England, NICESurveillance report NICE guideline (NG126)Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial managementThis guideline will be updated:read this page to find out why.In the newsSinging the blues: how music can help ease postnatal depressionMelodies for Mums, an iniative that is part of a study being funded by the Wellcome.Maternity care failings in Shropshire (BMJ)OpinionBMJ editorialScreening for cytomegalovirus in pregnancy (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - December 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 6th December 2019
Yesterday's post was the news and media from the last week and a bit.Here is the research, statistics and reports.ResearchPlanned earlier delivery for late pre-eclampsia may be better for mothers (NIHR Signals)Review of a study in the LancetInduction recommended for women still pregnant at 41 weeks (Guardian)Report of research from the SWEPIS study, published in theBMJ, .Health service programmesICON (Babies cry, you can cope) - programme launched in North Yorkshire to help parents manage normal infant crying and prevent abusive head injuries caused by shakingReportsBetter for women report (RCOG): improving the health and ...
Source: Browsing - December 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 5th December 2019
Like many in higher education, I have been on strike about mypension, pay and equality.  Hence the lack of posts.  Here are some things that have been waiting my return.Media reviewThe Baby Has Landed review – where’s the blood, sweat and vomit?!OpinionWhy is it so hard to allow mothers the kind of labour they want?Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS TrustLatest NHS maternity scandal is product of toxic'can't happen here'mentalityNHS trust embroiled in maternity scandal faces raft of new claimsPregnancy and birth in prisonPregnant in prison:'I could feel the blood but didn ’t put the light ...
Source: Browsing - December 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 21st November 2019
Some recent things (a day late)...LeadershipBrave, Compassionate, Confident, Kind: Succeeding as a Woman in Health and Care (NHS Employers)Global HealthWise Choices for LifeA Christian organisation working in Uganda, which " empowers vulnerable men and women in the child bearing age group with reproductive health knowledge and skills to break the poverty cycle " .In the newsLeaked report exposes maternity scandal at Shropshire NHS trustAcknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - November 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 13th November 2019
Some recent things...StatisticsBreastfeeding at 6-8 weeks after birth (Public Health England)Reproductive health: 2019 update (Official Statistics)Update of profile indicators, which include birth outcomesNHS Maternity Statistics 2018-19 (NHS Digital)Statistics on maternity activity in English hospitals, including method of onset of delivery, delivery method, place of delivery, baby's first feed type, maternal alcohol intake, and folic acid intake.Summary from the Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin:Use of analgesics or anaesthetics before or during delivery has dropped;The number of all deliveries is at its lowest lev...
Source: Browsing - November 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 6th November 2019
Some recent things....NHS ImprovementMaternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement ProgrammeThe programme aims to improve the safety and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care, and contribute to the national ambition, set out in Better Births of reducing the rates of maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths, and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025StatisticsCompendium: infant mortality (NHS Digital)Maternity statistics - monthly statistics, July 2019 (NHS Digital)Maternity statistics, England, 2018-19 (NHS Digital)NewsRevealed: 47 pregnant women in prisons in England and Wales (Guardian)We are t...
Source: Browsing - November 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 31st October 2019
Some recent things, a day late.StatisticsNewborn hearing screening: standards data report for April 2017 - March 2018Global healthUSAID Maternal and Child Survival ProgramThis comes to an end this year and there is a webinar to look at its achievements.Book a ticket.Research newsPost-term pregnancy research cancelled after six babies die (Guardian)Grateful acknowledgement to the Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - October 31, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 23rd October 2019
Some recent things you might want to be aware of.Baby Loss Awareness WeekThis was 9-15 October, but theBabyloss Awareness Week website is still present and has stories and more information.  The awareness week involves several organisations working in the areas of pregnancy and baby loss. NICE consultationsSpecialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm: quality standard consultationNews' My teeth moved so much I needed braces'– readers on how childbirth changed themShort accounts, in the Guardian.Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin, the London Evening Standard (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - October 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 17th October 2019
Some recent things, a day late.AuditNational Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit 2018Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report 20195th MBRRACE-UK reportPerinatal Mortality Review Tool- First annual reportStatisticsSex ratios at birth: Great Britain: 2013 to 2017NICE consultationsEpiscissors-60 for guided mediolateral episiotomyRoyal College of Physicians and Society for Acute MedicineEnsuring pregnant women get the right hospital treatment for urgent medical problems: acute care toolkitNewsBaby Friendly Initiative - University of Leicester Midwifery courses receive Certificate of Commitment for its Infant Feeding CafesAlcohol i...
Source: Browsing - October 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 9th October 2019
Some recent things...ResearchBeing ‘A Google Mom’ or Securely Monitored at Home: Perceptions of Remote Monitoring in Maternity CareJournal of Advanced Nursing, a study from FinlandMulticultural coping experiences of parents following perinatal loss: A meta ‐ethnographic synthesisJournal of Advanced Nursing, a study from SpainNICENICEimpact: maternity and neonatal careA report on the impact of NICE guidance on maternity and neonatal care.NICE are consulting on prenatal repair for open neural tube defects in the fetus -fetoscopic repair  andopen repair . Mental healthCentre for Mental HealthAn economi...
Source: Browsing - October 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 2nd October 2019
Some recent things...University of Leicester members are welcome to contact me for advice on accessing full text of the research cited below.   Other readers should contact their librarian!ResearchEnhanced communication and staff training could improve the experience of maternity services for asylum-seeking women (NIHR Signals)Summary of research reported inMidwifery.Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds studyNews item about the PITCHES trial of ursodeoxycholic acid for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.  The trial was published inthe Lancet.Planned delivery reduces impact of poten...
Source: Browsing - October 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 25th September 2019
Just a few recent things this time...NHS newsWakefield - survey finds parents want choice over place of birthSouth Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System - feedback wanted on information website for pregnant women (and other groups)NewsCaesarean babies have different gut bacteria, microbiome study findsAcknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - September 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 18th September 2019
Some recent things...NICE guidanceBMJ discussion of updated NICE guidance about hypertension in pregnancyAuditNational Maternity and Perinatal Audit: Clinical Report 2019StatisticsWomen's smoking status at time of delivery, quarter 1, 2019-20 (NHS Digital)Mental healthMental health and the journey to parenthood (Healthwatch)Mental health experiences before, during and after pregnancyNewsNew specialist FGM support clinicsGuardianNHS EnglandAir pollution particles found on foetal side of placentas - studyResearch ishere (if you are University of Leicester and cannot get access, contact the Library).UK maternity ser...
Source: Browsing - September 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 11th September 2019
Some recent things...NICE GuidanceTwin and triplet pregnancy (NICE guideline, NG137)Multiple pregnancy: twin and triplet pregnancy (Quality standard, QS46)Caesarean section (Clinical guideline, CG132)SafeguardingNHS safeguarding accountability and assurance framework - revised 3rd SeptemberSepsisClinical Knowledge Summaries - evidence based, information on how to recognise and manage it - new.StatisticsUnexplained deaths in infancy, 2017 (National Statistics)In the newsJennifer Gunter: ‘Women are being told lies about their bodies’End NHS maternity charges for vulnerable migrants, say midwivesGPs are ignor...
Source: Browsing - September 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 4th September 2019
Some things you might like to know about.StatisticsMaternity statisticsApril 2019May 2019 Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years (England)April to June 2018Public Health EnglandGeneration genome and the opportunities for screening programmesIncludes opportunities in screening for fetal anomalies, sickle cell and thalassemia, infectiosu diseases in pregnancy, and newborn blood spot screening and newborn hearing screening.NewsLots this time...The man who gave birth (Guardian podcast)Freddy McConnell is a trans man who decided to begin the process of conceiving and delivering his own child.  The fil...
Source: Browsing - September 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 28th August 2019
Maternite, by RenoirMaternite, or, L'enfant au sein, in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.  Read more about itin French here. Some recent things...NICE ConsultationsIntrapartum care: women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies: quality standard consultationThis is a draft quality standard, due for publication in February 2020, and you can comment until 23rd September at 5 pm.StatisticsFemale genital mutilationGlobal healthDeveloping and applying a " living guidelines " approach to WHO recommendations on maternal and perinatal health" Living guidelines " is ...
Source: Browsing - August 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 21st August 2019
Some recent (some less so) things you might like to know about:StatisticsBirth summary tables, England and Wales 2018https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/birth-summary-tables-england-and-wales-2018Births in England and Wales: summary tableshttps://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/birthsummarytablesAntenatal and screening data January - March 2019via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-screening-programmes-kpi-reports-2018-to-2019ResearchAntibiotics after assisted vaginal delivery (NIHR Signals)Teenage mothers'experience of repeat pregnancies (in London,...
Source: Browsing - August 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 31st July 2019
Some recent things...Genetic AllianceFixing the present, building for the future: newborn screening for rare conditionsBreastfeedingBreastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks after birth: Q4 2018/19 statistical commentary (Public Health England)Female genital mutilationFemale genital mutilation: April 2018 to March 2019, annual report (NHS Digital)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin, King's Fund Library Health Management and Policy Alert (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - July 31, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 24th July 2019
Some recent things...Global healthCost of global push to prevent women dying in childbirth to increase sixfold (Guardian, reporting research done by UNFPA and Johns Hopkins)Case studiesWomen in East Hull will have the same midwife throughout their pregnancies as part of a plan to offer more personalised maternity care (the " Primrose Team " )NewsHospital trust admits sepsis care failings after woman's deathThe woman was Sophie Burgess, who died 48 hours after giving birth following sepsis and HELLP syndromeMore about sepsis in pregnancy and after childbirth: RCOG Green Top Guideline  (after pregnancy); ...
Source: Browsing - July 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 17th July 2019
Some recent things...Global healthExploring the equity impact of a maternal and newborn health intervention: a qualitative study of participatory women ’s groups in rural South Asia and AfricaBaby ‐Friendly Community Initiative—From National Guidelines to Implementation: A Multisectoral Platform for Improving Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices and Integrated Health ServicesA study in KenyaExpanding the Agenda for Addressing Mistreatment in Maternity Care: A Mapping Review and Gender AnalysisAuditNational Maternity and Perinatal Audit Organisational Report 2019 (HQIP)Second report from this audit. &...
Source: Browsing - July 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 10th July 2019
Some recent things you might like to know about.StatisticsStatistics on women's smoking status at time of delivery: England, quarter 4, 2018/19 (NHS Digital)Baby foodCommercial infant and baby food and drink: evidence review (Public Health England)" A report setting out the evidence for action on food and drink product ranges targeted at babies and young children, and PHE ’s advice to government. "SonographersRight touch assurance for sonographers based on risk of harm arising from practice.  Report by the Professional Standards Authority to Health Education England.Acknowledgements: King's Fund Librar...
Source: Browsing - July 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 3rd July 2019
Some recent things you might want to know about...StatisticsMaternity statistics monthly statisticsStatistics on women's smoking status at time of deliveryNICEGuideline: Hypertension in pregnancyEvidence summary: doxylamine/pyridoxone (Xonvea) for treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancyNewsPregnant smokers warned of ‘potentially deadly risks’Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - July 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 26th June 2019
Some recent things you might want to know about...Case studyWomen frightened of childbirth to be helped by new specialist support serviceGuidelinesRoyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Care of Women Presenting with Suspected Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes from 24+0 Weeks of Gestation (Green-top Guideline No. 73)ResearchAntimicrobial central venous catheters do not reduce infections in pre-term babies (NIHR Signal, reporting research published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 19th June 2019
Some things you might like to know about...StatisticsInfant mortality in England and Wales, for infants born in 2016Includes stillbirths and neonatal deaths.NewsExpress yourself! How the breast-pump revolution could ease maternal stress (Guardian)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 13th June 2019
Some recent things you might like to know about (a day late)...Department of Health and Social CareDepartment of Health and Social Care response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee report on ‘First 1000 days of life'.NewsUK among least family-friendly countries in OECD, survey finds' A mother is scared to hold her baby in case he dies in her arms': my job as a health visitor (includes mention of perinatal mental health)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 5th June 2019
Two weeks'worth of recent things.  StatisticsFemale genital mutilation, Jan - Mar 2019Maternity statistics, Feb 2019Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years, England and Wales, Jan - Mar 2018Mental healthThe perinatal mental health (PMH) matrix: Improving the quality of care for women (NICE Blog)Global healthWhy Rohingya women risk dangerous home births in Bangladesh's refugee camps (The New Humanitarian)And alsoTaking the p***: the decline of the great British public toilet (Royal Society for Public Health) Acknowledgements, as ever to King's Fund Library, Embed Health Consortium. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 22nd May 2019
Some recent things you might like to know about...Every Mum Matters - mental health awareness for new and expectant mums, a scheme launched in parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.Humber, Coast and Vale's survey of expectant mums about how they want to receive information about pregnancy choices.NICE is consulting about specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm.Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - May 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 15th May 2019
Some recent things you might need to know about...ResearchAssociation between Apgar scores of 7 to 9 and neonatal mortality and morbidity: population based cohort study of term infants in SwedenAntibiotics after assisted childbirth could almost halve maternal infectionsBMJ news report, Guardian reportThe research itself isin the Lancet, and is open access.In the newsThe story of a male midwifeOther thingsThis week is Christian Aid Week in the UK.  Christian Aid is a church organisation that works with church partners outside the UK, and the theme for this year is maternal health and reducing maternal mortali...
Source: Browsing - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 8th May 2019
Some recent things you might want to know about...Research, global healthLocal adaption of intrapartum clinical guidelines, United Republic of Tanzania (Bulletin of the WHO)Case studies from NICE Shared LearningEnsuring compliance with NICE guidance significantly improves outcomes in Multiple Pregnancy– East and North Hertfordshire NHS TrustIn the newsRisk of obesity can be accurately predicted in babies, study finds (Guardian)Report about " Is it possible to accurately predict overweight at age 10-12 years based on information at birth and during the first year of life? " , an abstract from Dutch...
Source: Browsing - May 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 1st May 2019
Some recent things you might want to know about...NIHR SignalsSummaries of recent researchNew insights into how ethnicity and culture affect maternal mental healthSocial mediaBMJ feature on learning from birthing stories on TwitterStatisticsBreastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth (Public Health England)Maternity statistics for January 2019 (NHS Digital)NewsNHS to roll out blood test for pre-eclampsia (BMJ)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin, King's Fund Library Health Management and Policy Alert, emails from NIHR and BMJ (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - May 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Smoke hazard in operating theatres
Not tobacco smoke, of course, but the smoke from diathermy.  The smoke from diathermy can contain pathogens, mutagens and microbes, but there is no mandatory requirement for it to be evacuated from the theatre.  If it isn't evacuated, of course, theatre staff could breathe it in.The Association for Perioperative Practice is publicising this and have this explanatory video on the topic.And then you can sign thepetition to ask Parliament to make it mandatory for this smoke plume to be evacuated. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - April 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: operating department practice Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 24th April 2019
Some recent things you might like to know about..eLearning for HealthPlace of Birth e-learning programme - focuses on the different place of birth options for healthy, pregnant women who are at low risk of complications(Needs NHS Athens - ask your health librarian!)NICE GuidelinesNG126 -Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial managementIn the newsExtra late-term scan could reduce need for caesareans, finds studyNewborn baby deaths may be on rise among poorest in EnglandMore women over 40 are getting pregnant. But is that really about their choices?In the news: National Childbirth TrustThe ‘breast is ...
Source: Browsing - April 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 17th April 2019
Some recent things you might want to know about...NHS England Atlas of Shared Learning (Case studies)Introduction of the ‘RAPP’ (Respiration, Activity, Perfusion, Position) Tool to minimise the risk of Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (Bedford)NICE ConsultationsComment invited on these draft guidelines:Preterm labour and birth (update): draft guidance consultation.  Closing date for comments: 30 April 2019.Intrapartum care: women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies: topic engagement.  Closing date for comments: 2 May 2019.Twin and triplet pregnanc...
Source: Browsing - April 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 11th April 2019
Here are some things (a day late) that you might want to know about.Damien Hirst, The Virgin Mother, Yorkshire Sculpture ParkNICEClinical Guideline NG124 - Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born pretermValproateNew guidance from 13 national bodies on the use of valproate use in women and girls in their reproductive years. The'pan-College'advice is based on 2018 regulations issued by the MHRA around the prescribing and dispensing of valproate. Press releaseGuidanceSummary of NICE of guidance and other safety advice on valproateDamien Hirst, The Virgin Mother, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - April 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 3rd April 2019
Some recent things you might like to know about...NICE Quality Standard QS179 - Child Abuse and Neglect (Feb 2019)Department of HealthOpen consultation: Coronial investigation of stillbirthsNHS DigitalMaternity Services Monthly Statistics December 2018, Experimental statisticsNHS England - Case studiesSurrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice LineNHS ImprovementImplementing handovers and huddles: a framework for practice in maternity unitsResearchThe Support for New Mums Project: A protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test a postnatal psychoeducation smartphone applicationResearch undertaken in Austra...
Source: Browsing - April 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 27th March 2019
Some things you might like to know about...Royal College of MidwivesNew survey on staffing levels.NIHR SignalsSummaries of recent researchC-reactive protein is not useful in diagnosing late-onset infection in newbornsIn the newsCoroners could get power to investigate late-term stillbirthsUK's top gynaecologist spearheads women's health task force (Source: Browsing)
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The hospital drawings of Barbara Hepworth
I have visited theHepworth in Wakefield on a number of occasion, was struck (bear with me) by paintings by Alfred Wallis, a sailor from Devon who taught himself to paint after the death of his wife, and settled in St Ives (the one in Cornwall), where he was spotted by Ben Nicholson, and his work brought to the attention of Kettle's Yard in Cambridge. Here is Kettle's Yard's page about Wallis, and some images.I am no art expert (that is other family members), but I was struck by the nature of the images.  The perspective of some seemed to vary from one item in the picture to another.  The most important thing...
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