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Smoking in Pregnancy/Saving Babies Lives Maternity Mandatory Training 

SmokerlyzerThe Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle’ (SBLCB) provides evidence-based best practice, for providers and commissioners of maternity care across England to reduce perinatal mortality.

Element 1 focuses on reducing smoking in pregnancy by implementing NHS-funded tobacco dependence treatment services within maternity settings, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan  and NICE guidance . This includes carbon monoxide testing and asking women about their smoking status at the antenatal booking appointment, as appropriate, throughout pregnancy. Women who smoke should receive an opt-out referral for in-house support from a trained tobacco dependence adviser who will offer a personalised care plan and support throughout pregnancy.

The HNY LMNS Prevention Lead for Smoking in Pregnancy developed, in December 2023, a linked presentation for use as part of Trust mandatory training to give assurance for SBLCBv3 interventions 1.8 and 1.9.

This presentation can be downloaded 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

NEWTT2 card 1The 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. 

Hull City Council Learning and Development 

The council has a wide range of courses and information available on its website, many of which can be accessed by external/partnership colleagues. 

Click here to access. 

Smokefree Hull Training 

Smokefree Hull training sessions are available to all interested healthcare professionals from across Humber and North Yorkshire. 

Email: 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

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 .  

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.  

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Your baby is now officially an embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed.

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Your baby is now the size of a kidney bean and weighs 1g. 

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Welcome to the second trimester!

Your baby is about the size of a small lime and weighs approximately 14g.

You have hopefully seen your midwife for your 'booking in' appointment, if you have not yet seen a midwife please make an appointment quickly, so you can have all of your choices about screening tests explained and offered to you.

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Your baby is about the size of an avocado and weighs approximately 100g. 

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Your baby has grown in length and is now the length of a small banana and weighs approximately 300g. Around this time you will be offered your '20 week' scan, also known as the 'anatomy' or 'anomaly' scan.Click here for more information about screening. 

This is a also a good time to talk and sing to your bump as your baby can now hear sounds. This is great way for you and your partner/family to bond with your baby.

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Your baby has grown again to the approximate length of an ear of sweetcorn and weighs about 600g. 

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Welcome to the third trimester!

Your baby is now approximately the weight of an aubergine; about 1kg and approximately 37cm in length. 

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Your baby now weighs approximately the same as a coconut; around 1.5kg. 

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Your baby is now around the same size as a lettuce, approximately 47cm long and weighs around 2.6kg. 

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Your baby is now the weight of a small watermelon which is approximately 3.3kg and around 50cm in length. 

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