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Updated guidance on antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies

3 April, 2018

NICE has launched a consultation on proposed new guidance on antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

This will be the first major update of the guidance since 2008.

The draft scope states: “Service delivery and provision of care have changed considerably since this guideline was first developed in 2008.

“In addition, national screening policies and vaccination programmes have changed. Recommendations need to be revised in the light of the current context.”

It continues: “The antenatal period presents opportunities to identify needs and implement effective care to help women prepare for birth and parenthood, from early in pregnancy until the delivery of the baby.

“Given that 45% of pregnancies are unplanned, it is also an opportunity to promote health for any subsequent pregnancies.”

Download the draft scope.

To share your feedback on the draft scope, please contact Nigel Thomson, Professional Officer for Ultrasound, before 16 April. 

Committee member places available

NICE is also accepting applications for members to join the guideline committee.

If you’re a healthcare professional with demonstrable relevant experience and knowledge in the field of antenatal care, you can apply before 18 April.

Candidates should have:

  • strong interpersonal skills
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • an ability to communicate complex issues to differing audiences. 

Click here for more information and to apply. 

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