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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"This will be made easier by our endeavours in Wales to offer continuity of care during pregnancy - a named midwife for every pregnant woman, a bonded therapeutic relationship between mother and midwife, which has been proven to help women to become healthier and also improve pregnancy outcomes".
Liverpool Women's Hospital encourages women to meet their named midwife as early as possible in pregnancy.
It was so heartening to read the story in the New Zealand Herald in April this year in which the parents of a baby born following a cord prolapse named midwife Sue Bree as a superhero.
And Michelle Jefcott received the honour of being named Midwife of the Year for the "unquestionable dedication and passion she still has after being a midwife since 1988".
Women told us they had a named midwife. They felt well supported and cared for by staff, and their care was delivered in a professional way.
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
Full story -Page 7 The most trusted examiner.co.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 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.
Every woman is introduced to her named midwife following her first contact with the service - and that midwife provides total continuity of care.