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Update to living systematic review on covid-19 in pregnancy, BMJ

This living systematic review on coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) by Allotey and colleagues (BMJ 2020;370:m3320) has been updated. This second update includes 435 studies (293 152 pregnant and recently pregnant women with covid-19), of which 244 wer…

Systemic racism, not broken bodies: an inquiry into racial injustice and human rights in UK maternity care

This year-long inquiry heard testimony from women, birthing people, health care professionals and lawyers outlining how systemic racism within maternity care – from individual interactions and workforce culture through to curriculums and policies – can…

Mind the gap: an investigation into maternity training for frontline professionals across the UK 2020/21

This report, compiled from data received from freedom of information requests submitted to NHS trusts, examines the ongoing training actually delivered to maternity professionals. It once again shows there is not sufficient ongoing training and that NH…

10 unsustainable pressures on the health and care system in England

Members of the RCN working across health and social care in England dispute statements that the current situation in health and care is sustainable. Action needs to be taken to retain as many nursing staff as possible in light of serious staffing vacan…

Medical exemptions from requirements relating to COVID-19 vaccination: guidance note for maternity services, NHS England (updated 18th October 2021)

This guidance is intended to support maternity services to comply with the policy on the clinical review and verification of exemptions from COVID-status certification.

NHS encourages pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine, NHS England (published 11th October 2021)

Data show that since July 2021, one in five COVID patients receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment were pregnant women who had not been vaccinated. The independent JCVI confirms the vaccine has been shown to be effective and safe…

Whistleblowing disclosures report 2021: healthcare professional regulators

The Nursing and Midwifery Council received 192 whistleblowing disclosures in 2020–2021, compared with 107 disclosures the previous year. The rise in disclosures is largely due to Covid-19. Around a third of disclosures made during this year were relate…

The government’s response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s expert panel evaluation: the government’s progress against its policy commitments in the area of maternity services in England

The expert panel evaluated the following government commitments on maternity services: maternity safety; continuity of carer; personalised care; and safe staffing. They rated the government’s progress against each of these commitments using a Care Qual…

The experiences of student nurses in a pandemic: A qualitative study, Nurse Education in Practice

This study aims to record and learn from the experiences of students working on clinical placement in a pandemic. In March of 2020, final and second year student nurses in England were given the option to join the Covid-19 pandemic work-force, paid as …

BAPM – COVID-19 pandemic: Frequently asked questions within neonatal services, RCPCH (updated 10th September 2021)

This document, published by the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, has been compiled by consensus, considering feedback from perinatal professionals and guidance from both RCPCH and RCOG, as well as national guidance on dealing with the COVID-1…