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Jul
17
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by SMNET at 08:17
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Independent midwives UK (IMUK) are pleased to announce resolution of the longstanding ‘Choose your Midwife, Choose your Birth’ campaign to secure workable, affordable professional indemnity insurance (PII) for self- employed (independent) midwives.

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Following a requirement of EU legislation, professional indemnity arrangement is mandatory for all healthcare professionals from 17th July 2014.

Historically, midwives who have chosen to work as self-employed practitioners outside of the NHS have been unable to secure affordable PII due to the insurance industry combining midwifery with obstetrics in terms of risk assessment. IMUK’s scheme, which launched today, meets the requirements of both the EU directive and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), is tailored to independent midwifery practice and is based on the analysis of midwifery data only, over the past decade.

IMUK Chair Jacqui Tomkins said “This campaign saw...
Jul
11
by Nanny Plum at 22:40
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Woop Woop, it is quiz time again :party:

Join us on Tuesday 22nd July for our monthly nursing quiz. The fun starts from 7:30pm in the quiz area for pre-quiz chatter. The quiz will start at 8pm. Keep your eyes peeled for the banner which will appear as by magic and whisk you away to the magical area of SMNET.
This month's topic is


ORGAN DONATION

Dress Code: Pj's, or Onesies
Required items: cake and wine or appropriate alternative :snack:

Prize £50 eBook voucher

As always, thanks go to Elsevier for the prizes as follows:

Hope you will all come along and join us :)

Note: You must have 25+ posts on SMNET to enter

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Jul
10
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by Akua at 00:16
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Well done to all the entrants of this month’s Normal Labour quiz! This has been one of SMNET's best attended quizzes, so it was really a tough month!

So here are the scores!

In 1st place is @Otacon with an impressive score of 44. Otacon wins £100 of book vouchers!
In 2nd place is @Wozza, closely behind with 37.5 points - £75 worth of book vouchers for you!
And in 3rd place is @aureycat again closely behind with 36 points! Enjoy your vouchers worth £25

Please can you pm @Nanny Plum to claim your prize.

A special mention goes to Pebbles51202, who achieved an amazing score of 42, however unfortunately missed the time deadline so is ineligible to claim a prize :(

Thank you to everyone who entered the quiz and took part on the night!

For all of you who have...
Jul
07
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by Akua at 23:07
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Woop Woop, it is quiz time again :party:

Join us on Monday 7th July for our monthly midwifery quiz. Join in the fun of pre-quiz chatter 7:30 for a 8pm start. Keep your eyes peeled for the banner which will appear as by magic and whisk you away to the magical quiz area of SMNET!

THE TOPIC IS
NORMAL LABOUR

Dress Code: Pj's, or Onesies
Required items: cake and wine or appropriate alternative :snack:

As always, thanks go to Elsevier for the prizes as follows:
1st prize £100 BOOK VOUCHER
2nd prize £ 75 BOOK VOUCHER
3ed prize £ 25 BOOK VOUCHER

Hope you will all come along and join us :)

Note: You must have 25+ posts on SMNET to enter

Follow us: @SMNET on Twitter
Jul
03
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by SMNET Learning at 15:13
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The pregnancy charity, MAMA Academy, are launching their Made to Measure Campaign to encourage all UK maternity units to work together to reduce stillbirth by a quarter. If all Trusts adopt the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) programme by The Perinatal Institute, 1,000 babies' lives could be saved every year.

In 2012, the number of stillbirths dropped for the first time in 20 years in the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, and the North East due to growth assessment training by the Perinatal Institute. In the West Midlands the stillbirth rate dropped by 22%. GAP improves detection of growth restricted babies through the use of customised charts, training, protocols and audit. Customised growth charts are generated using software which takes into account mum's ethnicity, weight, height and how many babies she has had, to produce a bespoke growth chart for midwives to use in the antenatal notes.

Heidi Eldridge, chairman at MAMA Academy said "The UK finally has a stillbirth...