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BAPM Standards for Neonatal Transitional Care Consultation

Recognising that it would be helpful to have a professional statement of the requirements for Neonatal Transitional Care, including staffing, from neonatal and midwifery perspectives, BAPM agreed that a working group would be set up to draw up a definition and specifications for neonatal transitional care and the draft framework.

The group, chaired by Dr Helen Mactier, Honorary Secretary, BAPM, has had representation from a range of stakeholders involved in the care of these babies. The group considered:

  1. A working definition of Neonatal Transitional Care (TC)
  2. The settings in which TC may be delivered
  3. A framework for determining what are the care requirements for the mother and baby of such a pair
  4. What kinds of professionals could deliver this care, and what competencies are required in order to deliver it effectively

We ask that colleagues review the draft document A Framework for Neonatal Transitional Care. If you would like to make a comment please complete the consultation response form and return to the BAPM Office by 21 July 2017.

 

BAPM  Standards Relating to Structures and Processes supporting Quality and Patient Safety in Neonatal Services Consultation

“Supporting high quality perinatal care” is one of the main strands of the current BAPM Strategy. A Steering Group was set up to create an agenda for this work, with the aims of:

  1. Identifying key measures of the Quality of Care in Neonatology
  2. Providing National leadership in Neonatal Quality Improvement.

The group, chaired by Dr Gopi Menon, President Elect, BAPM, has representation from a range of stakeholders.

The first output from this is the draft document Neonatal Service Quality Indicators- Standards relating to Structures and Processes supporting Quality and Patient Safety in Neonatal Services. The purpose of this document is to try to define the features of a high quality neonatal service, adding to previous neonatal standards by providing a clear Quality and Patient Safety perspective.

We would very much like your view on this draft document, which has gone out for consultation to the whole of the BAPM membership. If you would like to make a comment please complete the consultation response form and return to the BAPM Office by 18 August 2017.