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Here are a selection of Bliss' recent press releases.

For any media enquiries please contact the press office on 020 7378 5741 or email media@bliss.org.uk

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Matt Keegan
10 January 2017

Portsmouth hospital receives award for family-friendly neonatal care

Caroline Davey with staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital today becomes only the second unit in the UK to gain accreditation for its family-centred care under the Bliss Baby Charter. Read More

Matt Keegan
10 January 2017

MP proposes extended leave for parents of premature babies

Steve Reed MP has introduced his Maternity and Paternity (Premature Birth) Bill, which would extend parental leave for the parents of premature babies. Read More

Matt Keegan
10 January 2017

New plans to improve safety in maternity and newborn services

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has announced new initiatives to improve safety in maternity and newborn safety over the next year. Read More

Matt Keegan
10 January 2017

MP calls for government to amend Schools Admissions Code

Schoolchildren with Bliss banner

Last night, Stephen Hammond MP led an adjournment debate in the House of Commons, calling on the government to make the vital amends to the School Admissions Code which were promised last year- these include allowing the use of due date, rather than date of birth when making admissions decisions. Read More

Matt Keegan
10 January 2017

Lack of support services keeps thousands of parents from their babies

Thousands of parents are being prevented from having close involvement in their babies’ neonatal care due to a widespread lack of support services for families, according to our latest report. Read More

Matt Keegan
10 January 2017

Bliss hands in letter signed by thousands calling for urgent investment into neonatal care

We were joined by representatives from The Lullaby Trust and TAMBA to hand in our open letter to NHS England, calling for a review of funding levels for neonatal care so that services meet safety and quality standards. Read More