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<p>Midwives and other health professionals have a professional duty to keep up to date with evidence based advice on lifestyle issues to support the patients in their care. Every maternity service in the National Health Service is also actively implementing elements of the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle. This programme covers a range of initiatives that seek to raise awareness of the known risk factors among pregnant women and health professionals, including the importance of not drinking alcohol.</p><p> </p><p>Current Nursing and Midwifery Council standards highlight the importance of communicating with women to help them make informed choices about their health and health care. This includes ensuring midwives and healthcare professionals are aware of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines. No dedicated funding has been allocated by the Department for this purpose.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England’s Start4Life social marketing programme informs pregnant women of the risks associated with consuming alcohol during pregnancy through its website, social media channels and direct emails. The Start4Life website is available to view at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/pregnancy/alcohol/" target="_blank">www.nhs.uk/start4life/pregnancy/alcohol/</a></p><p> </p><p>In March 2017, the Government issued guidance setting out how the low risk drinking guidelines can best be communicated on the labels of alcoholic drinks. This guidance sets out the core elements of the guidelines that the Government would wish to see communicated to the public and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/communicating-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-alcohol-guidelines" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/communicating-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-alcohol-guidelines</a></p>
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