named person

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named person

A term of art which, as used in the context of safeguarding children in the UK, refers to a specified doctor, nurse, midwife or other professional—for NHS Direct, ambulance trusts and independent providers—who plays a key role in those bodies (e.g., NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and Primary Care Trusts) that provide services for children.

A named person (NP) is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) consultant and a CAMHS nurse at a trust, who has additional duties in their job description for safeguarding children. The names of these people are made known to clinicians, so the clinicians have a person to contact should they have any concerns or questions. NPs are known to partner agencies and represent the trust at relevant meetings and act as a contact point for partner agencies.

NPs are central to promoting good professional practice within a trust, ensuring that a safeguarding children training strategy is in place and delivered within their organisation, and providing advice and expertise for fellow professionals. NPs should have specific expertise in child health and development, child maltreatment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The NP is usually responsible for conducting the trust’s internal case reviews, unless he or she was personally involved in the case (in which case the review defaults to the Designated Health Professional). The NP will also ensure that any resulting required action is followed up.
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And Slimming World's isn't the first award on her mantelpiece - in 2010, Emily was named Midwife of the Year at the British Journal of Midwifery Best Practice Awards.
A named midwife for every woman who will oversee their care during both pregnancy and after birth
Every woman is introduced to her named midwife following her first contact with the service - and that midwife provides total continuity of care.
uk news brand in the business Nursery times A MIDWIFE whose work covers an army base has been named Midwife of the Year 2009 by nursery products company Mamas & Papas.
The petition insists that every mother should have access to a qualified midwife throughout labour and a named midwife during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
Based at the RVI, Sandra was the first midwife in the UK to specialise in twins and multiple births and was recently named Midwife of the Year, 2007.
Some critics have argued this is backtracking on a promise that women will have a named midwife on hand.
The unit is looked after by three consultant obstetricians and three paediatric consultants, and all mothers have a named midwife as part of a team of four who are responsible for the woman's care during delivery.
Brenda, 47, was named Midwife of the Year by Our Baby magazine.
Nancy's role is to provide extra practical support for the women and their named midwife.
Helping the couple during their pregnancy was specialist midwife Sandra Bosman, who was named Midwife of the Year last month after being nominated by the family.
Except, the idea that every woman will have her own named midwife with her throughout her labour is preposterous.