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Nursing regulator announces start of search for new chair
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that it is seeking a new chair to lead its governing council from May 2018. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC sets out interim measures for regulating nursing associates
Nursing associates trained through pilot programmes that began this year will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the future, despite the fact they will not have gained an NMC-approved qualification, the regulator has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC midwifery education standards work set to be delayed
Work to develop new education standards for midwifery is set to be delayed due to the complexity of the task and the range of people the Nursing and Midwifery Council intends to consult. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC chair's pay to rise to £78,000 due to expanded remit
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to increase its chair ’s pay to £78,000 next year due to the extra time commitment that will be required by the person in post and wider remit of the role. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients
Obstetricians, midwives, and nurses share tips for managing patients'expectations.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Orkney NHS appoints experienced nurse as new director
A nurse with experience of mental health, theatres and the armed forces has been appointed as NHS Orkney ’s new director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nurses to Join Other Health Workers in Shutting Down Hospitals Thursday
[This Day] Abuja -The nurses and midwives in federal health institutions across the country are set to abide by the decision of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) to embark on industrial action tomorrow if the federal government fails to accede to its demands at the expiration of the ultimatum given to the government by midnight today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Refreshed’ preceptorship programme launched in Scotland
A continuing professional development programme for newly-qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has been relaunched today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

All NHS staff need a pay rise that ’s above inflation, say health unions
NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and the GMB, are asking Philip Hammond to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation (Retail Price Index). The claim also calls for an additional £800 to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years. Cleaners, nurses, radiographers, pha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health inflation NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

How We Made a Health App that Works in India's Most Remote Areas
September 14, 2017Designing an app is easy. Deploying it is the challenge.Over half a century ago, communications guru and intellectual Marshall McLuhan  predicted that electronic interdependence will make the world a global village. But last month, Simon Tisdall ofThe Guardian called out the international media for creating a hierarchy of suffering by focusing on Hurricane Harvey more than on the devastating floods in South Asia and South East Asia.The reason: distance!The distances that marginalize are not just physical. They manifest in governance gaps, (in)justice, cultural atrophy, social dystopia. Nowh...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

As Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh, UNFPA deploys midwives, safe spaces
Language EnglishDHAKA, Bangladesh – An “unprecedented” flow of Rohingya refugees is crossing the border into Bangladesh, with an estimated 370,000 pouring across the border since 25 August to escape the latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.The Rohingya population in Cox ’s Bazar District has more than doubled and is still increasing day by day, overwhelming existing camps and settlements as well as host communities and relief agencies. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Little evidence of potential harm from light drinking in pregnancy
But review recommends that alcohol is best avoided ‘just in case’ Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol dependency and detoxification Moderate drinking could lower risk of some heart conditions Alcohol abstention advice to pregnant women is wrong, say campaigners Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses welcome hint of shift on pay freeze
Pressure mounts to scrap 1% pay cap Related items fromOnMedica More nurses applying for hardship grants Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Action plan to revive general practice nursing Poor admin support hampering respiratory nurses ’ time with patients Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance issued on restricted use of hep B vaccine until 2018
Nurses and midwives have been warned that a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccines is “impacting severely” on the UK and is likely to limit the country’s supply until early 2018. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers
September 08, 2017A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems —and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal: to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 mothers between 2012 and 2020. To achieve this goal, the agency is investing in efforts to strengthen local health systems.These efforts are the central focus of the 2017Acting on the Call report, which quantifies what many in the global health sector know intuitively —stronger health systems lead to more widely available, hig...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Malawi: IMCAI Malawi for Increased Access to Midwifery Care
[Nyasa Times] Improved Midwifery Care Access Initiative (IMCAI)-Malawi says there are still a myriad gaps in the delivery of midwifery services in the country, and has since embarked on a campaign that the problem is brought to a halt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

NI midwives ‘freed of prosecution fear’ for abortion referral
Midwives working in Northern Ireland need no longer fear prosecution for referring women for abortions elsewhere in the UK, it was confirmed today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scottish government confirms that it will discard NHS pay cap
The Scottish government has confirmed its commitment to lifting the 1% cap no pay rises for nursing and midwifery staff, and to introducing safe staff legislation for the health service. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

All public sector employees need a decent pay rise, says UNISON
Midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters who belong to UNISON are joining their nursing colleagues demonstrating in Parliament Square today (Wednesday) over the government’s refusal to lift the pay cap. Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing’s protest UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Faced with an exodus of staff across the NHS, ministers’ justification for keeping public sector pay cap simply sounds hollow. “When considering pay rises for public sector staff, it’s critical the government doesn’t take a blinkered approach and prioritise nurses over...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release low pay NHS nursing Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Are we heading for a nurse and midwife crisis?
The media is full of reports that we are in, or heading towards, a nursing crisis. That is to say, a huge shortage of them. But are we really? We dive into the data to find out. First of all, we need to consider the shortage of nurses that already exists. There isn’t one definitive number for how many nurses we’re currently lacking. One figure frequently cited is 20,000, and analysis by the Health Service Journal said that last October 96% per cent of acute hospitals failed to provide the planned number of registered nurses to cover day shifts. So, what we can say is that we don’t currently have enough. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health NHS nurse nurses Source Type: news

One in 20 nursing and midwifery posts unfilled in Scotland
The number of qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has crept up since last year, but there are a record number of vacancies, according to latest NHS workforce figures. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses to campaign for FtP process to be 'made fairer'
A nurse has launched a petition calling for fundamental change in the way fitness to practise (FtP) cases are handled by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after she was struck off in a decision described as “excessive and disproportionate” by a High Court judge. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bauchi Lacks Adequate Doctors, Nurses, Midwives - Official
[Premium Times] Bauchi State is experiencing shortage of doctors and other medical staff, the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Hospitals Management Board, Abdul'Aziz Manga, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: More Teachers Needed At Public Health Schools
[Citizen] Mwanza -The government has been advised to employ enough teachers at public nursing and midwifery colleges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NMC: All graduate nurses should be ready to prescribe
Nurses could be able to prescribe medication “much sooner” in their careers than they currently can under plans being consulted on by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking bans are having positive impact on child health
Large study finds child health boon from public smoking bans Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Midwives and doctors need more training on tackling smoking in pregnancy Government pledges to cut smoking prevalence to 12% by 2022 E-cigarettes may encourage UK teenagers to try real smoking Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New chief executive takes over at midwives ’ union
Gill Walton has today taken over as leader of the Royal College of Midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Midwives and health visitors want more mental health training
More needs to be done to help health professionals to support women ’s mental health during pregnancy, according to a joint survey by a charity and a union. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Is burnout among community midwives just a problem of high-income countries? Cross-sectional study from Sri Lanka (Safety-2016 abstract #192) - Pathiraja I, Fonseka P, Mant D.
Background Burnout is a state of physical and psychological fatigue and exhaustion, which is attributed to personal, work and client related spheres in a person's life. It has major behavioural and heath implications. Being a grass root level health care w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cathy Warwick: Stop scaring older mums about having a baby
Professor Cathy Warwick, the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said experts had overstated the problems attached to age. It comes as the number of older mothers in the UK soars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Stop scaring older mums about the risks of having a baby'
Professor Cathy Warwick, the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said experts had overstated the problems attached to age. It comes as the number of older mothers in the UK soars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midwives' professional competencies for preventing maternal mortality in disasters: a cross-sectional study in iran - Taghizadeh Z, Khoshnam Rad M, Kazemnejad A.
OBJECTIVE: Maternal mortality may increase after a disaster. Because midwives are at the frontline of offering reproductive health care services in disasters, they should be competent. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive study carried ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Comparing the effect of group-based and compact disk-based training on midwives' knowledge and attitude toward domestic violence in women of reproductive age - Vakily M, Noroozi M, Yamani N.
BACKGROUND: Training the health personnel about domestic violence would cause them to investigate and evaluate this issue more than before. Considering the new educational approaches for transferring knowledge, the goal of this research was to compare the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Poor admin support hampering respiratory nurses ’ time with patients
1 in 4 feel unable to support vital patient education and self-management Related items fromOnMedica Number of UK nurses and midwives falling Action plan to revive general practice nursing NHS launches drive to improve 'e-nursing' End-of-life care in COPD Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Midwifery-led care more cost beneficial than consultant care
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Alarming Shortage of Health Personnel in Conflict-Affected Nigeria
[UNFPA] Maiduguri -Retired but not tired. This is how people describe Hauwa Lassa, a nurse and midwife who came out of retirement to care for women and girls affected by the conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ban ‘exploitative’ umbrella companies, NHS urged
Agency staff being forced to pick up tab for new government rules, says UK ’s largest union Related items fromOnMedica The curate ’s egg of agency spend: when it comes to money, less is more Midwife agency spending rises 40% in past year £600m saved from caps on agency spending Regulator backs down on agency staff tax rules Nurses 'unable to afford basic necessities' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hundreds more nursing posts planned by Scotland ’s health boards
NHS health boards in Scotland are planning to increase their nursing and midwifery workforce by 594 posts this year, according to official projections. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Alarming shortage of health personnel in conflict-affected Nigeria
Language EnglishMAIDUGURI, Nigeria –Retired but not tired. This is how people describe Hauwa Lassa, a nurse and midwife who came out of retirement to care for women and girls affected by the conflict in north-eastern Nigeria.“I have been working in the field of maternal health in this country for more than 35 years,” she told UNFPA in Maiduguri, where she works at a health facility in one of the displacement camps. “It is now with this crisis going on that the women need support. So I decided to come back to the h ealth centre and help.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

New mothers hire private midwives to deliver their babies
Expectant mothers are paying for private midwives to help them give birth on the NHS amid claims that maternity services are in crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence as a subject of study during the training of nurses and midwives in Catalonia (Spain): a qualitative study - G ómez-Fernández MA, Goberna-Tricas J, Payà-Sánchez M.
This study sought to examine the presence of IPV-related con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Northern Ireland ’s nursing workforce grows but turnover high
The number of nurses and midwives working in health and care services in Northern Ireland continues to climb but turnover is high, with nearly 1,300 leaving in the past year, new figures show. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Recruitment Information Session for MIDWIVES - Salt Lake City
September 27, 2017 Location: Salt Lake City Public LibrarySalt Lake City  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

NMC urges profession to give views on education plans
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has urged members of the profession to take part in its consultation exercise on proposals for a radical review of our education standards. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Kirkup: Divisive debate on midwifery could harm babies
The chair of the Morecambe Bay inquiry has warned the polarised debate around “natural” childbirth could harm safe care for mothers and babies. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Scotland's Baby Box rolled out
All babies due in Scotland from today will receive a gift box of essential items Related items fromOnMedica Quadrupling in number of midwife-led units alongside obstetric units Continuity of maternity care to be priority for every woman in Scotland UK breastfeeding rates some of lowest in the world Sleep problems in babies, infants and toddlers Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Normal birth' campaign abandoned by royal college
The Royal College of Midwives has dropped its “normal birth” campaign and removed advice for midwives from its website, acknowledging that it could have been “misleading”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news