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  • Government response to recommendations made by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recommendations on pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace
    This is the government’s response to recommendations made to help reduce the number of mothers affected by pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace.

    Publisher: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (DBIS)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Preventing avoidable harm in maternity care: Department of Health capital fund 2015-16
    The capital funding programme (a £2.24 million fund) is for NHS maternity and foundation trusts to purchase equipment aimed at minimising risks associated with stillbirths, infant deaths and maternal deaths. This documen …

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Learning not blaming: the government response to the freedom to speak up consultation, the public administration select committee report ‘Investigating clinical incidents in the NHS’, and the Morecambe Bay investigation
    This report sets out the government’s position on the independent report on the Morecambe Bay investigation, including plans to modernise the supervision of midwifery.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2015

  • NHS public health functions agreement 2015-16: public health functions to be exercised by NHS England
    This agreement sets out outcomes to be achieved and funding provided for NHS England to commission public health services. The service specifications provide details of the public health evidence and advice needed to sup …

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH) and Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Maternity pathway payment system: guidance for NHS providers and commissioners
    This guidance outlines which services are included in the maternity pathway payment and explains how to implement the payment system.

    Publisher: Monitor and NHS England
    Published Date: 2014

  • Vaccination against pertussis (Whooping cough) for pregnant women: information for healthcare professionals
    This vaccination programme helps protect infants from whooping cough, by boosting pertussis immunity in pregnant women.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Two for the price of one: the impact of body image during pregnancy and after birth.
    This report looks at the myriad of health and psychological effects that body image can have on pregnant women and new mothers, and shows how preoccupation with body image problems can be unconsciously transmitted down t …

    Publisher: Government Equalities Office
    Published Date: 2014

  • Maternity services in England (Public Accounts Committee – fortieth report)
    This report from the Public Accounts Committee examines maternity services in England, on the basis of evidence from the Department of Health, NHS England, the National Childbirth Trust, the Royal College of Midwives and …

    Publisher: Public Accounts Committee, Parliament
    Published Date: 2014

  • DH: Consultation outcome – amendment to infant milk legislation
    A summary of responses: the infant formula and follow-on formula (England) (amendment) regulations 2014.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • How to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time: a guide to nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability
    This guidance outlines a set of expectations of providers and commissioners relating to staffing, and provides advice on how they can be met. It signposts readers to existing evidence-based tools and resources, and provi …

    Publisher: NHS England
    Published Date: 2013

  • Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry: government response
    This response seeks to build a future which learns the lessons of Mid Staffordshire so that NHS patients can confidently expect all the care they receive to be safe, effective and compassionate

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Service evaluation report: Information service for parents (ISP)
    This report evaluates the effectiveness of the NHS Information service for parents (ISP), which provides information to new and expectant parents. The report also looks at the reach of the service and what could be done …

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2013

  • A promise to learn – a commitment to act: improving the safety of patients in England
    This report highlights the main problems affecting patient safety in the NHS and makes recommendations to address them. Professor Don Berwick, an international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister to …

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Nursing and midwifery contribution to public health: improving health and wellbeing
    The challenges we face in terms of population health and wellbeing are huge. We know the impact of lifestyle factors on health, we understand increasingly the “causes of the causes” and we are learning more about how to …

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE) and Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2013

  • The evidence base of the public health contribution of nurses and midwives
    A short guide to the use of evidence for practice and validated sources of evidence for nurses and midwives. Evidence is one part of a process in demonstrating that interventions have been robustly tested and therefore t …

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE) and Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2013