ICON Babies cry, you can cope professional information and resources are now included on a separate web page here.
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Local resources for diabetes in pregnancy developed by the LMNS Prevention Lead for Diabetes in Pregnancy Linda Wilkinson is available to download below.
- HCP Poster for display in GP Surgeries - here.
- Patient Poster for display in GP Surgeries - here.
- Diabetes in Pregnancy Powerpoint Presentation - here.
Genomics in Midwifery
Information including access to learning opportunities can be found on the NHSE Genomics Education Programme webpages here .
Genomics is fundamental to your practice as a midwife – it allows you to predict and prepare for situations in pregnancy to better protect and care for the parent and child.
As genomics is now included in the NMC standards of proficiency for midwives and, with rapid advances being made in the field all the time, it’s important that you can talk confidently about it and understand its relevance before, during and after pregnancy.
Newborn Early Warning Track and Trigger (NEWTT2) Tool e-learning
The new national Newborn Early Warning Track and Trigger (NEWTT2) tool has now been adapted into an interactive elearning resource for maternity teams.
The current warning system supports maternal and neonatal staff to recognise early indicators of clinical deterioration in newborn infants and to improve outcomes with appropriate interventions.
The new programme, developed with NHS England and DEQ Quality Transformation, introduces NEWTT2 and features a structured guide on how to use the tool. It also includes several guided clinical case studies to illustrate how the tool works in a clinical setting.
It will enable midwives, obstetricians, and maternity support colleagues in all maternity units in England to support staff to learn how to use this new tool as part of the implementation process, supported by NHS England and your local Patient safety collaborative.
After completing the session, learners will have greater understanding of how to record physiological observations and understand whether escalation of care is required. Learners will also understand which members of the multi-disciplinary team need to be alerted and what timeframes are necessary.
Learners can access the session here .
NHS North East and Yorkshire Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Learning Hub
This hub is a central location to share resources from across the North East and Yorkshire region relating to nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. Content includes links to webinars, presentations, upcoming events and past events.
NHSE North East and Yorkshire RePAIR Learning Hub
This hub contains the work done to improve attrition across Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs within the NEY region, including:
- Early Career Framework and Preceptorship
- Companion/ Guardian role
- Impact of Covid Study
- Self-care guide for learners
- Student belongingness
- Year 2 student support
The resources include links to webinars, surveys, presentations, workshop materials and reports.
NHSE information on Return to Practice in midwifery can be found here .
Race Inequalities in Maternity Systems
This training documentary ' The Bias Trap - A Way Forward' explores race inequalities within the NHS Maternity system. It uncovers the stories behind the MBRRACE report figures and looks for answers from leading race and diversity professionals and campaigners.
Smokefree Hull Training
Smokefree Hull training sessions are available to all interested healthcare professionals from across Humber and North Yorkshire.
Email: SmokeFreeHullTraining@cgl.org.uk or call 01482 977617 for more information and to check availability. All training is conducted using Microsoft Teams.
New PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), in partnership with the ASHN Network, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme for perinatal healthcare professionals.
The PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme, released in line with World Prematurity Day, has been designed for perinatal healthcare professionals to support education around the administration of magnesium sulphate to mothers in preterm labour for neonatal neuroprotection.
Building on current NICE guidance, and the successful roll out of the national PReCePT programme by the AHSN Network, this module will guide clinicians through the clinical benefits of administering magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to mothers who go into labour before 30 weeks gestation. It will provide information on the neuroprotective qualities of this cost-effective and readily available drug, the detail of how it is administered and the positive impact it can have on the lives of neonates and their families. This resource will be invaluable for training new staff and will be vital in sustaining high uptakes of MgSO4 across the NHS.
You can learn more about the e-learning programme here .
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Training
Online training for both clinicians and people with diabetes is available via the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) website here .
Maternity transformation programme early adopters
A key recommendation of Better Births was that NHS England should: “seek volunteer localities to act as early adopters” to harness enthusiasm for change and test the model of care described in the report.
Through a network of support coordinated by the Maternity Transformation Programme, the Early Adopters are now taking forward the implementation of the vision in Better Births, going further and faster, and routinely share the learning from their experiences.
Find out more here.
Saving Babies’ Lives e-learning programme
This programme has been developed to support the delivery of the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle Version Two (SBLCBv2) in maternity units across the NHS.
The second version of the care bundle brings together five elements of care that are widely recognised as evidence-based and/or best practice, these are:
- Reducing smoking in pregnancy
- Risk assessment, prevention and surveillance of pregnancies at risk of fetal growth restriction (FGR)
- Raising awareness of reduced fetal movement (RFM)
- Effective fetal monitoring during labour
- Reducing preterm birth
The programme is aimed at midwives and obstetricians and is free to access on e-Learning for Healthcare here .
Faculty of Sexual Health and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH)
FSRH training and membership is open to RCM registered midwives.
As a midwife delivering contraceptive advice and information to women, you are in the unique position of being one of the first healthcare professionals that a woman might see at key points in her sexual and reproductive healthcare.
The FSRH has a range of qualifications and training in sexual and reproductive health and contraceptive care, further information is available here .
Perinatal Mental Health Courses
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has a new Digital Academy which has developed two new Perinatal Mental Health Courses.
These online courses, designed by Clinical Experts and developed in line with the Perinatal Mental Health Competency Framework, are aimed at both mental health practitioner in non-specialist services; and non-mental health practitioners such as:
- Midwives and Maternity Support Workers
- Health Visitors and other Practitioners within Social Care
- Social Workers and other Practitioners within Social Care
- Children's Centre and Early Years Practitioners
- Nursery Nurses
- Third Sector Volunteers and Practitioners
- Peer Support Workers.
A Brief Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health
5 hours of self-directed learning - 4 weeks access (start any time) - Cost: £69. The course introduces perinatal mental health disorders and their associated risks - building awareness in order to improve the care of women and families in the perinatal period.
Introduction to Perinatal Mental Illness, Risk, Care and Treatment
20 hour course - includes live elements and runs monthly - 8 weeks access - Cost: £499. The course takes a more in-depth look at some of the most prevalent forms of perinatal mental illness - examining contributing factors, associated risks, care and treatment.
Reverse Mentoring Programme at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Organisational Development and Improvement Learning (ODIL) team have, as part of the Reverse Mentoring Programme, opportunities for staff from minority ethnic backgrounds to share lived experience in a confidential mentoring relationship with a Senior Manager. This will enable development at both individual and organisational levels; sharing experiences to shape our culture.
Staff can contact the ODIL team by visiting the 'Learning Hub' and typing 'Organisational Development and Improvement Learning' into the course search bar.