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Suzannah Allkins

Acting Editor

International Day of the Midwife: coming together

The International Day of the Midwife was established by the ICM in 1992 and is observed by more than 50 nations around the world. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the ICM, and ICM (2023a)...

The BJM conference brings midwives together

This week, I attended the British Journal of Midwifery's annual conference, which was held in person for the first time since I became editor of the journal. It was an educational and interesting day,...

Equality in the workplace for midwives

There is, quite rightly, an emphasis in midwifery research on equality and inclusion when providing maternity care. The most recent Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential...

Welcome to 2023

In the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, I would also like to welcome our newest board member to post. Ellen Kitson-Reynolds joins us as the director of programmes in nursing and midwifery,...

Looking back and moving forward

The latest report from Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (2022) has been released, giving a striking insight into midwifery and maternity care...

Preventing needless deaths in maternity care

It is hard to imagine how devastating it must be to lose a child. It must be especially difficult to learn that a baby's death could have been prevented. However, according to the findings of the...

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