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Professor Marian Knight holding award © NDPH

A paper resulting from research into the use of antibiotics to prevent infection after operative vaginal birth has been named BMJ UK Research Paper of the Year 2020.

The research led by Professor Marian Knight, from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, found that using a single dose of antibiotic to prevent infections after assisted vaginal births would reduce antibiotic use by 17% and halve the rate of infection.

Read the full article (Nuffield Department of Population Health website)