Tag Archives: neonatal death

Bereavement care in the UK: variability in resources and approaches

Research by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, has found that bereavement care in maternity units in the UK continues to be under resourced, with considerable variation in approaches to care. This article reviews the key recommendations and findings … Continue reading

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National initiatives for maternity and neonatal safety in England

The publication of the Kirkup report in early 2015, following the Morecambe Bay investigation, propelled maternity safety into the public spotlight. As maternity teams considered recommendations from the report, a review of maternity services in England, led by Baroness Cumberlege, … Continue reading

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Evaluation of an international educational programme for health care professionals on best practice in the management of a perinatal death: IMproving Perinatal mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE)

Stillbirths and neonatal deaths are devastating events for both parents and clinicians and are global public health concerns. Careful clinical management after these deaths is required, including appropriate investigation and assessment to determine cause (s) to prevent future losses, and … Continue reading

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Butterfly Project: supporting parents who have lost a baby from a multiple pregnancy

Healthcare professionals and research staff at Newcastle Neonatal Service and Newcastle University have developed guidelines to improve support for parents who have suffered the loss of a baby from a multiple (eg twin) pregnancy. This article looks at the development of the … Continue reading

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Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals

Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby: Guidelines for professionals  4th edition 2016 Since the Sands Guidelines were first published in 1991, they have become widely recognised as an essential benchmark for good practice when caring for parents who … Continue reading

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Each Baby Counts: halving the incidence of stillbirth, neonatal death and severe brain injury by 2020

Each Baby Counts is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) national quality improvement programme, which aims to reduce intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe brain injury at term by 50% by 2020. All Trusts in the UK … Continue reading

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