NICE has published NICEimpact maternity (pdf). This report reviews how NICE recommendations for evidence-based and cost-effective maternity care are being implemented in the healthcare system to improve outcomes. This report highlights some positive progress in the uptake of NICE recommendations for safe and personalised maternity care, however, in some areas there is still room for improvement.
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Read the RCM’s press release here
NHS England has published Fifteen steps for maternity: quality from the perspective of people who use maternity services. This document is part of a suite of tool kits for ‘The Fifteen Steps Challenge’; this toolkit helps maternity services to explore the experience of service users. It has been co-created with maternity service users, including those from seldom heard and minority groups and organisations that represent them.
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NICE has produced Interventional Procedures Guidance IPG613 covering percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis. It covers evidence based guidance on placing a catheter into the baby’s heart, while the baby is still in the womb.
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NHS England has published The perinatal mental health care pathways. This document sets out policy drivers and strategic context for transforming perinatal mental health care, as well as pathways to deliver transformation. It provides services with evidence on what works in perinatal mental health and case studies of positive practice. NHS England has also issued a news release NHS England pledges specialist mental health services for new mums in every part of the country which summarises the funding and services available.
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NHS England has published Leading change, adding value: learning tool to support all nursing, midwifery and care staff. This document provides details of the Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) framework and supports all nursing, midwifery and care staff to identify and address unwarranted variation in practice – recognising unequal standards of care and changing them.
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NHS England’s FGM Prevention Programme has launched a website, bringing together in one place the work of NHS England on female genital mutilation (FGM). The website includes information about: commissioning services for women and girls with FGM; service standards for commissioning FGM care for patients under the age of 18; best practice guidance, pathways and templates to safeguard against FGM; and the mandatory reporting duty.
Visit the webpage here