The Collaborative Approach

Elaine Cobbold, Perioperative Practitioner and Nikki Thiemicke, Paediatric Outreach Nurse based in Paediatric HDU from the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, part of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust, tell us the story behind their shared passion and the wonderful events that they are hosting, which they hope will encourage collaboration and best practice across the […]

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An Insight into Evelina London Children’s Hospital

With ‘Dr Dog’ on the ward, The Giggle Doctors making the children laugh out loud and a helter-skelter slide, Evelina London Children’s Hospital sounds more like a fun-filled theme park than a place of healing. But as consultant anaesthetist Dr Caroline Davies explains, the entertainment is just one aspect of a standard of paediatric care […]

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Why Try to Control the Uncontrollable?

Geraldine Bedell has four children, and four very different birth stories. “My first child was born in a hospital for expatriates in the Middle East that makes Call the Midwife look like the leading edge of 21st century obstetrics. There were enemas, shaving, your feet up in stirrups and an episiotomy so dramatic that the […]

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Choices in Childbirth

It’s more than 160 years since doctors first experimented with pain relief for women during childbirth. Dr James Simpson from Edinburgh was the UK’s first pioneer of the use of ether and chloroform in labour during the 1840s. But it wasn’t until Queen Victoria was administered chloroform for the birth of her seventh and eighth […]

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