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National Maternity and Perinatal Audit – Neonatal Report

The latest report from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) group explores the feasibility of linking the NMPA data set, which contains data relating to the majority of women who give birth, to the National Neonatal Research Database (NNRD), … Continue reading

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Using national audit data and recommendations to drive local quality improvement initiatives

Around 750,000 babies are born each year in England, Scotland and Wales and of these nearly 105,000 receive specialist neonatal care. The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), which supports professionals, families and commissioners to improve the care provided to these … Continue reading

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Bliss releases new research on mental health

New research conducted by Bliss has revealed that 80 per cent of parents whose babies were admitted into neonatal care think that their mental health suffered after their experience. A staggering 35 per cent of parents reported that their mental … Continue reading

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The Infant Born to a Woman with Gestational Diabetes

Abstract Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. During pregnancy, women with GDM develop insulin resistance, which results in altered glucose tolerance. As a result, there are frequent episodes of hyperglycemia and high levels … Continue reading

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Neonatal care in Scotland: the opportunity for change

There has been significant attention on neonatal care in Scotland over recent weeks. January 2017 saw the publication of ‘Bliss Scotland Baby Report: An Opportunity to Deliver Improvements in Neonatal Care’, and the Scottish Government’s maternity and neonatal services review … Continue reading

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