Barnardo’s launch helpline for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

Published 12th November 2020

Barnardo’s has launched a vital new support service  which we believe will make a positive difference to the lives of many Black, Asian and minority ethnic children, young people and their families impacted by Covid-19. This is a UK-wide helpline which will focus on issues specifically affecting children, young people and families from Black, Asian […]

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Continuity of Care in maternity launched in North Cumbria

Published 6th November 2020

North Cumbria Integrated NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) has launched the first of a new Maternity Continuity of Care team to offer a more personalised maternity experience for women. The new way of working will ensure that each pregnant mum will receive care from her own dedicated team of midwives which will give the assurance of […]

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New continuity of carer initiative rolled out across North Yorkshire and Teesside

Published 22nd October 2020

Midwifery teams are reshaping the way maternity services are delivered across Teesside and North Yorkshire. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out a new way of working that will see the same midwives caring for mums-to-be before, during and after their baby’s birth. The continuity of carer initiative will see a small team of midwives […]

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Flu vaccination for pregnant women

Published 20th October 2020

All pregnant women are encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination this winter to protect themselves and their baby from complications caused by the flu virus. We would like to reassure pregnant women that flu vaccination is safe for women to have at any stage in pregnancy – from the first […]

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Online videos issue important messages to expectant mothers from BAME communities

Published 7th October 2020

The Regional Refugee Forum North East, along with the Local Maternity Systems in Northern England, have worked together to develop a new suite of online videos aimed at pregnant women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The videos feature Kathryn Hardy, Programme Lead for the Local Maternity Systems in the North East, who […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Published 31st July 2020

“Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet” World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year on the 1-7 August. For more information speak to your health visitor or midwife.

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Recent changes to the Healthy Start Voucher Scheme

Published 17th July 2020

  We want to take this opportunity to make you aware of some of the recent changes made to the Healthy Start Voucher scheme (HSV). There’s recently been some changes to the application process. As of the 6th April 2020, a health professional signature is no longer required, and the service is moving towards a […]

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Strep B Awareness Month 2020


July is Strep B Awareness Month, an annual campaign to highlight the importance of Strep B awareness, education and research. Group B Streptococcus (Group B Strep, Strep B, Beta Strep, or GBS) is a type of bacteria which lives in the intestines, rectum and vagina or around 2-4 in every 10 women in the UK […]

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Newcastle Voices Partnership (MVP) is looking for a Service User Vice Chair

Published 25th June 2020

Calling local Mums and Dads   Have you had a baby in the last five years? Or are you a representative of local parents who are current service users?   Would you like to help improve maternity services in your local area?   Newcastle Voices Partnership (MVP) is looking for a Service User Vice Chair […]

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Online learning hub launched to help improve maternity care across the North East and North Cumbria

Published 22nd June 2020

Maternity professionals in the region now have access to a suite of learning resources thanks to a new virtual hub developed by public health experts. Local Maternity Systems (LMS) Northern England has launched the LMS Learning Hub on its new website ( to provide a one-stop shop for those working in maternity services at NHS […]

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