The Collaborating in Pregnancy and Early Years (COPE) Project

Monthly Archives: December 2016

News – 01 December 2016


A warm hello and welcome to our December news update!

We’ve been rather busy in the lead up to the holiday season, and we are happy to announce that we have now completed recruitment and data collection for the women’s study. As such, the call for participants is now officially closed. Thank you to all of you who have helped us throughout this work. We are also excited to report that findings from this study, entitled New mothers’ views on continuity of care provided by midwives and health visitors, have been presented at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine conference (Hilton Hotel, Cardiff, Wales), and we will share more with you in due course.

In regards to the midwife/health visitor interview study, we are still looking for midwives to take part in this research. So far we have reached 67% of our target, and we’ve still got quite a way to go. Again, we ask for your support in telling friends and colleagues about this research, which aims to explore the experiences of midwives and health visitors of working in partnership or being in contact with each other.

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Finally, we would like to extend our thanks to Joy Murray (University of the West of England) for including our systematic review article in the September 2016 Research Roundup of the Journal of Health Visiting. We are very happy to know that this work is reaching many different groups – we hope that you will also get in touch to ask us questions, or give us comments on our review.


May you all have a wonderful festive season, and we look forward to sharing and developing more exciting activities and work in the upcoming year!


-Team COPE

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