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January 13, 2021

Neonatal Expense Fund (NEF) – January 2021 Update

If you’re the parent or guardian of a premature or sick newborn baby in a neonatal unit at hospital, you can claim for the costs of travel and food. To download a claim form and for more information on details of what you can claim for and how to claim, please visit: https://www.mygov.scot/neonatal-expenses-fund/ Please note … Continued

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January 12, 2021

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the Coronavirus Vaccine – Updated Guidance

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine guidance for pregnant and breastfeeding women has been updated since our last news post in December. Vaccination in pregnancy could be considered where either: your risk of exposure to coronavirus is high and cannot be avoided you have underlying conditions that place you at very high risk of serious complications of … Continued

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December 18, 2020

Scottish Perinatal Newsletter Issue 2

        Issue 2 of the Scottish Perinatal Network (SPN) newsletter has now been published. In this issue we have a round up of 2020 from Senior Programme Manager Carsten Mandt and Festive Summaries from our Lead Clinicians.  Link: SPN Newsletter Issue 2 Featured Articles 2020 Round Up Festive Summaries Signs of Life … Continued

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December 14, 2020

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the Coronavirus Vaccine

Who will be offered the coronavirus vaccine The groups most at risk will be vaccinated first.  These are: staff and residents in care homes people aged 80 and over (or will be by 31 March, 2021) frontline healthcare and social care staff Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the coronavirus vaccine The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is effective and … Continued

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November 27, 2020

Connecting Scotland – Digital Support Phase 2 Applications

This phase includes a focus on households with children, or where a child is normally resident,                    (to include pregnant women with no child in the household). Connecting Scotland has launched a 2nd round for Phase 2 applications. This round, a continuation of Phase 2, offers digital support … Continued

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November 26, 2020

Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF)

Neonatal Expenses Fund If you’re the parent or guardian of a premature or sick newborn baby in a neonatal unit at hospital, NHS Scotland Health Boards can provide support for the costs of your travel, parking, and food.  To download a claim form and for more information on details of what you can claim for … Continued

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November 18, 2020

Scottish Perinatal Network Newsletter – Issue 1

The first issue of the Scottish Perinatal Network (SPN) newsletter has now been published. We are delighted to welcome Susanna Mendes who has joined the team as Neonatal Network Programme Manager.  Find out more about the SPN team, as well as the featured articles listed below, here. Featured Articles Wider Impacts of Covid-19 Dashboard Perinatal … Continued

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November 17, 2020

National Neonatal Audit Programme Annual Report 2020

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) 2020 annual report on 2019 data has been published and highlights the key findings and recommendations from the audit in 2019.  You can view the report here. A guide to the NNAP annual report for parents and carers is also available here.  It includes information on the NNAP measures … Continued

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October 13, 2020

Save The Date; National Neonatal Network, Newborn Pulse Oximetry Screening Webinar, Tuesday 10th November 2020, 12:30-14:00pm

This event is free and will be of interest to Medical, ANP, Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Staff.   This webinar aims to review the evidence for routine newborn pulse oximetry screening from international expert Professor Andy Ewer. We will hear from the Scottish units already performing pulse oximetry screening, consider the potential implications for wider implementation across … Continued

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October 9, 2020

National Neonatal Network Newsletter – Issue 2

Issue 2 October 2020 Edition 2 NNN Newsletter  Link Featured Articles     GIRFT Neonatal Workforce Report BAPM Update Parent Club Family Support Directory Save the Date Announcing Scottish Perinatal Network – National Neonatal Network, Pulse Oximetry Webinar, Tuesday 10th Nov, 12-1.30pm.  With guest expert speaker, Professor Andy Ewer.  

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September 28, 2020

Changes to Pregnancy Screening

NHS Scotland is making changes to the National Pregnancy Screening Programme.  In addition to existing screening tests, from 28 September women with a booking appointment will now be offered: screening for Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome in the first trimester second Line Test: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) updated screening for twin pregnancies The Public Health … Continued

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September 15, 2020

National Neonatal Network Newsletter – Issue 1

The first issue of the National Neonatal Network newsletter has now been published. This introductory edition provides an update on progress of the Network, and also information about some upcoming webinars that may interest you. Download the full newsletter here.

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September 11, 2020

New British Association of Perinatal Medicine Webinars

New British Association of Perinatal Medicine webinars are available to book now! Harnessing Data to Improve Neonatal Care 13:30 – 15:00 17th September 2020 Free to BAPM members / £10 for non-members. Neonatal data – why is it important, what do we do with it and how can we use it to improve care?  Find … Continued

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September 8, 2020

Meet the Maternity Network Team

Following what seems like quite a wait the Maternity arm of the Perinatal Network has successfully appointed lead clinicians and the team is now complete. Mary Davie is an experienced Midwife currently working with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and Tara Fairley is a Consultant Obstetrician in Grampian. Find out more about the Maternity Network team here. … Continued

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August 26, 2020

NSD is Recruiting for Programme Managers

NSD is seeking experienced Programme Managers to support two of the strategic networks: the National Neonatal Network and the newly commissioned Strategic Fertility Network for Scotland. Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the post holder will join a team of staff based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They will work in collaboration with lead clinicians, Network … Continued

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August 12, 2020

Could you be Lead Clinician for the new Strategic Fertility Network?

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician for the new Strategic Fertility Network, providing leadership to the network jointly with the network Lead Scientist. Working closely with clinical and NSD colleagues the post holder will have a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, … Continued

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August 3, 2020

National Cooling Event; Virtual Neuroprotection Study Day

                The Scottish Cooling Group and Scottish Perinatal Network are pleased to announce the 2020 Cooling Education Day, MS Teams Webinar. Free to attend, this event will be of interest to Medical, ANP and Neonatal Nursing Staff. This will be an informal and interactive event, with a series … Continued

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July 10, 2020

Chief Midwifery Officer’s Blog: Using technology to support maternity care – during Covid-19 and beyond

Throughout the pandemic period women will continue to become pregnant and babies will continue to be born.  Maternity and neonatal services have no option to stand down – so we need to consider the potential for technology to support us maintaining the care that is critical to the outcomes for women and families; including those … Continued

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July 10, 2020

Perinatal & Infant Mental Health 2020-21 Delivery Plan launched

  Read how the Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Programme Board (PN-IMHPB) and Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland (PMHNS) will deliver the ‘Women & Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge’ at Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Delivery Plan 2020-21  

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June 25, 2020

SAVE THE DATE

National Cooling Group; Neuroprotection Study Day (Half day event) Supported by the National Neonatal Network Tuesday 1st September 2020

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