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by Akua at 20:08
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This week's COTW is about Rachel, a 17 year old primip who has just come in for the second time today in early labour.

What would you do next?

If you're a student midwife, come and show what you've learnt on placement. If you're an aspiring student, come along and have a read! Feel free to have a guess even if you don't know, or even just to ask questions to further your own learning!

All the fun can be found here:

by Nanny Plum at 20:12
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Whoop whoop, it's quiz time again :party:

Join us on Thursday 24th April 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 :hurray:

This Month's Topic

1st prize is a £50 Elsevier ebook voucher and the runner up will win a drug calculations book. Both prizes have been donated by SMNET's fabulous sponsors Elsevier

Get your pj's on, come along, play, chat, eat, drink and most importantly have fun taking part. See you all there :snack:
by Akua at 17:27
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You've achieved the dream - you've been offered a place! So... what next? It's time to complete the mind-boggling minefield that is the NHS Bursary Application!

Please note: if you live in Scotland you need to ignore this thread completely, as you apply through the Student Awards Agency For Scotland, and not through the NHS Bursary BOSS System.

Your bursary is made up of several sections.

· Tuition Fees: If you are eligible for an NHS student bursary, they will pay for your tuition fees. These go directly to the university.

· Non-Means Tested Grant: This is a set annual amount of £1000

· Basic Award: This bit is your ‘income’ during the course. The amount you receive varies depending on where you will be living, your overall household income and your outgoings.

· Extra Weeks Allowance: It is an additional allowance for...
by Akua at 14:58
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Thank you to all of those that took part in this month's C-Section and VBAC quiz!

We've had some fab entries this month!

The winners are as follows:
1st place is @Mango - the run-away winner with a fabulous 28 points! Mango wins £100 to spend on E-books
2nd place is @LulaBop with an impressive 23 points and she wins £70 to spend on E-books
3rd place is @Glittergirl with an amazing 18.5 points and wins £30 to spend on E-books

@McFly and @Clarebear - you both came a very very close joint fourth with 18 points. Unfortunately there's no prize for fourth, but I thought you'd both want to know how close you were!

Please can the winners contact me and I'll pass their details on to our wonderful...
by Akua at 18:40
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Have you had a look at the latest 'What would you do?' thread on SMNET Plus! yet? If not, why not?!

Each 'What would you do?' post includes an interesting scenario, often with no right or wrong answer, and it always sparks off an interesting debate. This week, the debate is centred around a woman who wants a homebirth, but her baby has a serious heart condition that will need significant medical input at birth.

Head over to SMNET Plus! now to join in!

If you are not currently an SMNET Plus member, you can upgrade your account here:- :yes: