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Maternity: Guides and practice

This page shows the latest 15 resources to be added to the Maternity guides and practice section of the site. New resources are added as they are published.

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  • text This Knowledge Hub is no longer updated. Click here for further information.
    From February 2017 we will no longer be updating the Knowledge Hub section of our website. To keep up to date with the latest resources relating to children, young people's and maternal health, subscribe to one of our eB ...

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2017

  • Website Responsive feeding: supporting close and loving relationships
    A new standard requiring health care facilities to explain a responsive feeding style to mothers was introduced as part of the review of the Baby Friendly Initiative standards in 2014. This Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initia ...

    Publisher: UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience
    This is a comprehensive WHO guideline on routine antenatal care (ANC) for pregnant women and adolescent girls. It aims to capture the complex nature of the issues surrounding ANC health care practices and delivery, and t ...

    Publisher: World Health Organization (WHO)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies. NICE guideline CG190
    This guideline covers the care of healthy women and their babies during labour and immediately after the birth. It helps women to make an informed choice about where to have their baby. It also aims to reduce variation i ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Safer maternity care: next steps towards the national maternity ambition
    This action plan sets out the measures that will be used to make NHS maternity services safer.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Zika virus: epidemiology and cases diagnosed in the UK
    Historical and current epidemiology of Zika virus infections, including cases in UK travellers.

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Preterm labour and birth. NICE quality standard QS135
    This NICE quality standard covers care for pregnant women who are considered to be at risk of, or with symptoms and signs of, preterm labour and birth.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines
    These guidelines, produced by the 4 UK chief medical officers, provide the most up to date scientific information to help people make informed decisions about their own drinking. Includes information on pregnancy and dri ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website National maternity and perinatal audit
    The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit is a new large scale audit of the NHS maternity services across England, Scotland and Wales. Using timely, high quality data, it aims to evaluate a range of care processes and o ...

    Publisher: National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Commissioning infant feeding services: a toolkit for local authorities
    Public Health England and Unicef UK have developed guidance to support the commissioning of evidence-based interventions to improve breastfeeding rates across England. The toolkit includes infographics which highlight th ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Commissioning for value focus packs
    NHS RightCare has published a set of Commissioning for Value (CFV) focus packs for CCGs to help them identify the best opportunities for improving value for their populations. The focus packs include mental health and de ...

    Publisher: NHS England
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Communication in pregnancy
    This Baby Friendly Initiative video explores the importance of sensitive, compassionate communication with expecting mothers. Antenatal conversations provide an opportunity for women to talk about how they can bond with ...

    Publisher: Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Health advice for women returning from areas with active Zika virus transmission
    This leaflet contains advice for women who are pregnant or planning a baby, who are pregnant and diagnosed with Zika, and for women whose baby is possibly affected.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme: standards 2016 to 2017
    This document presents the revised standards for the NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) programme. These standards replace the 2010 standards and have an implementation date from April 2016.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies. NICE guidelines (CG62)
    NICE has partially updated its guidance on antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies, which covers the routine care that all healthy women can expect to receive during their pregnancy.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2016


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