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Helping mothers in their moment of need

Four midwives from St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s maternity ward, St Mary’s, are now qualified lactation consultants, on hand to help new mothers if they need help with breastfeeding. 131 more words

Hospital Services

NHS Declined Pay Rise – Are you to strike back?

Here at Primary Care People we are very supportive of our nurses, and appreciate the work they perform every day, helping to save lives. We were very disheartened in the office that the 1% pay rise had been declined. 383 more words

Medical Blog

The Science of Magic (A Visit to the Partera)

I didn’t really want to go to this particular midwife (partera), because of our friend Chica’s telling us about the woman’s uncanny ability to accurately predict a baby’s sex. 1,071 more words

Time to recommend and give,  rather than just “offer” flu and whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy.  

I recently attended a workshop lead by Public Health England  on the current status of flu and whooping cough vaccination. The presentation prompted me to write this blog as an exploration of how we as midwives currently provide this important health message to women. 869 more words

Midwifery

NMC Registration Fees

In order to practice, all nurses and midwives must pay an annual registration fee to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

The NMC’s recent decision to increase registration fees to £120 means fees have gone up by 52% in the last three years – at a time when nurses and midwives have experienced a pay freeze. 25 more words

Everyday sexism: removing the labels

The agreement to enable women to reach the level of Bishop in the Church of England has once more raised the challenge of ‘labelling’- why is it the press ( and others) are saying ‘at last, there will be women Bishops’ rather than just calling them Bishops? 263 more words