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We hope all of you are keeping safe and well, thank you so much for your continued support through this difficult time.
We want to especially thank all our wonderful colleagues  who work in the incredible NHS. 










One amazing colleague in particular is the very brilliant APEC
Chair of Trustees, Professor Andy Shennan and today just happens to be his birthday! 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY from all the APEC family!
 
 
The work we do at APEC is essential, where we do it is less so. We are following the UK government rules on isolation so the team is
working from home. We can still be contacted on the usual number 01386 761848
(which has been redirected) or by email info@apec.org.uk
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EDUCATION NEWS

ONLINE LEARNING

We are delighted to inform you our APEC E-Learning course on Hypertensive Disorders of pregnancy now has CPD accreditation 


Our e-learning course Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy is a 12 module comprehensive learning programme which has recently been updated to reflect current information and advice.
We are delighted to tell you we have been working on CPD accreditation for all our courses and this is the first one to provide CPD points for all delegates.
VIEW APEC'S EDUCATION ONLINE RESOURCE PORTAL

APEC Expert Meeting 2020 -
Putting the Patient at the Heart of all we do.


This meeting, scheduled for May 21st has unfortunately had to be  postponed until the autumn.Our CEO Marcus would like to pass on the following message to all speakers and delegates: "Quite simply there are too many of our audience who have been shifted back to frontline duties that would prevent them attending and quite a lot of the research that would have been presented has been derailed/delayed."

For information about the programme, speakers and to register interest please email study@apec.org.uk

NEW APEC YOUTUBE FILM CHANNEL 


APEC have launched a brand new YouTube channel this week!
We are still adding more films, so have a look and subscribe to see the latest videos and tutorials.

 

View APEC's new YouTube Channel

FUNDRAISING

LONDON MARATHON 2020 -They ran it anyway! 
The 26.2 challenge

April 25th 2020 was the day the marathon runners had been planning for mentally and physically for many months. It has been incredibly tough on all those who wanted to run and also all the charities such as APEC, who will lose money due to the marathon not going ahead on the 25th April.

We would like to thank all our amazing runners, who have dug so deep to raise money and remained positive in the most challenging of circumstances. 
Read all about what they did on Marathon day here

WORLD PRE-ECLAMPSIA DAY 2020

Watch APEC Chair of Trustees Professor Andy Shennan on
Maternity and Midwifery Hour
 
Episode 7 – Pre-eclampsia will be live streamed at 7 pm, 20 May
 
To mark World Pre-Eclampsia Day later this month, Professor Andy Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London and APEC Trustee, will be participating in the live streamed, free to view, Maternity and Midwifery Hour.
 
He’ll be joined by midwifery leaders to discuss how the current pandemic has affected services, mothers’ attitudes and what changes to practice (good and bad) are likely to be the legacy of COVID-19.
 
Register your interest here: 7 pm, Wednesday 20 May - Maternity and Midwifery Hour

 

RESEARCH NEWS

RESEARCH -COVID-19

MEDICATION INFORMATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND COVID-19
A new document has been released from UKTIS which is intended to provide summary information for healthcare professionals in medication for pregnant women with COVID-19. It describes the available evidence regarding the fetal risks associated with medications that are being used in patients with COVID-19.
Read the summary

RESOURCES FROM APEC

CORONAVIRUS AND PREGNANCY: WHAT WE KNOW 

APEC Chair of Trustees Professor Andrew Shennan  has prepared some information on the impact of the coronavirus on pregnant women. We hope it may help to answer some of your questions and give some reassurance.
Read full statement here on pregnancy and coronavirus

MONITORING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AT HOME?

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections, many hospitals have started offering online/virtual ante-natal care for pregnant women. 

We have provided a guide to help you test your own blood pressure at home.

Read the APEC Guide to monitoring your blood pressure
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORS FOR SALE TO NHS TRUSTS
 
We have seen a massive surge in demand for the Cradle VSA blood pressure device. Unfortunately, sa mentioned in our previous newsletter, these are now out of stock and we won't be restocking for a while.

We can however, supply two of Microlife's other products  (available in limited quantities for NHS Trusts only.)
BPA130 - £80.00 each - minimum order 60 + £50 postage
BPA3 Plus - £70.00 - minimum order 64 + £48 postage
You can find details of each machine here
To order or find out more please contact Charlie 
Find out more

RESEARCH - PlGF


Researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' show blood test improves diagnosis of pre-eclampsia in new study.

Professor Lucy Chappell NIHR Research Professor in Obstetrics at King’s said:

“For the last hundred years, we have diagnosed pre-eclampsia through measuring blood pressure and checking for protein in a woman’s urine. These are relatively imprecise and often quite subjective. We knew that monitoring PlGF was an accurate way to help detect the condition but were unsure whether making this tool available to clinicians would lead to better care for women. Now we know that it does."

 

APEC Patron Dr Dawn on LIVE from the CLINIC

Join The Barn Theatre LIVE on Facebook and YouTube on Monday at 3pm for an extremely exciting episode of Live From The Clinic, where APEC Patron Dr Dawn Harper will be joined by This Morning resident doctor and Strictly Come Dancing star Dr Ranj for a chat about his career!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

THANK YOU to our supporters, our friends and colleagues in the NHS and the other wonderful key workers.


Please stay safe and look after each other.

Remember we are still here, still working to support you.

Should you need advice or support, pick up the phone or drop us an email.

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