BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:140

British prisons will change policy on shackling women in labour: Britain's prison service is to set up new guidelines to clarify when labour begins and when pregnant prisoners should no longer be shackled to warders. The move follows the outcry after a woman was secretly filmed chained to a warder while in labour.

Paediatricians to have own college: The British Paediatric Association is to become a college and is seeking …

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