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England Boldly Refocuses and Funds New Neonatal Care Efforts

The govenrment in England has allocated funds to improve maternal and neonatal health services to the tune of £20.5 billion every year by 2023/24. Their ambitious goals are to reduce by 50% - stillbirths, maternal and infant deaths, and serious brain injuries in newborn babies by 2025. They plan to:

  • Increase staff (neonatal nurses and specialists).
  • Launch a pilot to digitize maternity records to enhance info that will support women’s maternity care by the end of 2019
  • Provide better NICU accommodations and support from dedicated care co-ordinators (2021 to 2022)
  • Offer wider availability of physical therapy for the 1 in 3 women who experience incontinence after childbirth
  • Ask for accredited, evidence breast feeding programs at every maternity service - to be implemented 2019 -2020 (eg, UNICEF Baby Friendly)
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