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Der Ausschuss des Oberhauses eröffnet einen Aufruf zur Vorlage von Beweisen zur Prävention und den Folgen von Frühgeburten

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The House of Lords Preterm Birth Committee has released its call for evidence as part of its inquiry into the prevention and consequences of preterm birth.

The committee is seeking evidence on a range of topics, including:

  • Treatments and interventions that can aid in predicting and preventing preterm births;
  • Neonatal and longer-term care and support for preterm babies;
  • Existing clinical guidelines related to preterm births and their implementation;
  • The ethnic and socioeconomic disparities associated with preterm births and how they could be reduced;
  • Research priorities in preventing preterm births and improving care for mothers and babies.

Committee members include: Lord Patel (Obstetrician), Lord Winston (IVF pioneer), Baroness Watkins of Tavistock (emeritus Professor in Nursing), Baroness Cumberlege (former Under-Secretary of State for Health), and Baroness Wyld (Lords Sponsor of the Neonatal Care (Leave) Act 2023).

Around 8% of live births in England are affected by preterm birth each year, which can have serious and long-term consequences. It is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity in the United Kingdom.

The government has set a target to reduce the preterm birth rate to 6% of live births by 2025. Our inquiry will explore how preterm births can be prevented and their impacts reduced, and whether government policies are sufficient to achieve this goal.

We are keen to hear from parents with personal experience of preterm birth, health experts, academics, charities, and professional organizations to ensure all perspectives are considered.

Lord Patel, Chair of Preterm Birth Committee

The full list of questions and details on submitting evidence by the deadline of Wednesday, March 27, 2024, can be found on the committee’s website.

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