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Too Many Women Still Let Down By Maternity Service Shows New Survey

A quarterof women say they did not have a midwife with them in labour or when they needed them according to a new survey from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Bounty.   The survey of over 1600 women who had recently had a baby also showed that over a quarter (27%) also felt that their midwives were not able to give them all the time that they needed to understand what was happening.

Keep your kids safe in the sun

We all know that children love summer holidays; those six weeks away from school feel like a lifetime. What better way for children to spend the summer than a holiday in the sun where they can run around on the beach, take a dip in the swimming pool or play in the sea.

Brake Welcomes Drug Driving Announcement

Drug-driving in England, Scotland and Wales could become a specific offence with a jail term and fine, under a new law expected in the Queen's Speech.  Police have to show driving has been impaired by drugs to prosecute.   But under the plans, drivers could face up to six months in jail for driving with certain controlled drugs in your body in excess of specified limits.

Be Water Smart this summer

Summer is coming and the combination of holidays, sunshine, water and children is a seductive but potentially lethal mix. Tragically, drowning is still the third highest cause of accidental death among children in the UK. ‘It seems the danger is greater on holiday because parents relax and have a false sense of security for children around water,’ explains Paul Thompson, co-founder of Water Babies.

New Website launched to help health professionals and parents of children with cancer

With 10 children a day being diagnosed with cancer and many having to spend extended periods of time in hospital, it is hoped that a new website from the Children’s Cancer Recovery Project - – will offer welcomed advice and support to parents and families affected by the disease.

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