BAPM Publications

The following BAPM documents are available for download free of charge.

Annual Reports

BAPM Annual Report 2016 2016
BAPM Annual Report 2015 2015
BAPM Annual Report 2014 2014
BAPM Annual Report 2013 2013
BAPM Annual Report 2012 2012
BAPM Annual Report 2011 2011
BAPM Annual Report 2010 2010
BAPM Annual Report 2009 2009
BAPM Annual Report 2008 2008
BAPM Annual Report 2007 2007
BAPM Annual Report 2006 2006
BAPM Annual Report 2005 2005
BAPM Annual Report 2004 2004
BAPM Annual Report 2003 2003

BAPM Policies

BAPM Policy on Interaction with Commercial Companies 2017


Identification and Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia in the Full Term Infant – A Framework for Practice

Identification and Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia in the Full Term Infant - Consultation comments and responses

April 2017

The Use of Donor Human Expressed Breat Milk in Newborn Infants - A Framework for Practice

The Use of Donor Human Expressed Breast Milk in Newborn Infants - Consultation comments and responses

July 2016
The Provision of Parenteral Nutrition within Neonatal Services - A Framework for Practice

The Provision of Parenteral Nutrition within Neonatal Services - member reponses

April 2016
Fetal and Neonatal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Clinical Indications, Acquisitions and Reporting - a Framework for Practice

February 2016

Use of Central Venous Catheters in Neonates - a Framework for Practice

Use of Central Venous Catheters in Neonates - Literature Search

Use of Central Venous Catheters in Neonates - member responses

December 2015

Newborn Early Warning Trigger & Track (NEWTT) - a Framework for Practice

NEWTT - front of chart

NEWTT - reverse of chart

May 2015
Optimal Arrangements for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the UK including guidance on their medical staffing

June 2014
Practical guidance for the management of palliative care on neonatal units
(endorsed by BAPM)

Accompanying Press Release

February 2014
DH Health Building Guidance - Neonatal Unit March 2013
Categories of Care 2011 August 2011
Neonatal support for Stand Alone Midwifery Led Units (MLUs): a framework for practice May 2011
Guidelines for the Investigation of Newborn Infants who suffer a Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse in the First Week of Life March 2011
Service Standards for Hospitals Providing Neonatal Care (3rd edition)
August 2010

Palliative Care (supportive and end of life care)
A Framework for Clinical Practice in Perinatal Medicine
Report of the Working Group
Supplement report

August 2010

Position Statement on Therapeutic Cooling for Neonatal Encephalopathy July 2010
The Management of Babies Born Extremely Preterm at less than 26 weeks of gestation: a Framework for Clinical Practice at the Time of Birth October 2008
Management of Acute In-Utero Transfers: a Framework for Practice June 2008
Guideline for the Screening and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity May 2008
Classification of Health Status at 2 Years as a Perinatal Outcome -
report of a BAPM/RCPCH working group

January 2008

Position Statement on Early Care of the Newborn
[ supporting documents ]

August 2005

Consent in neonatal clinical care: Good practice framework
[ staff leaflet | procedures ]
October 2004
RCPCH publication on Withholding or Withdrawing Treatment
(2nd edition)
May 2004
Designing a Neonatal Unit - This document has been archived as it is out of date and currently under-revision May 2004
RCOG Guideline 36: Prevention of Early Onset Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Disease November 2003
Standards for Hospitals Providing Neonatal Intensive and High Dependency Care (2nd edition)

December 2001

Obstetric Standards for the Provision of Perinatal Care November 1998


Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Specialty (QIS) Neonatal Nurses: a core syllabus for clinical competency

May 2012
Higher Specialist Training Syllabus in Neonatal Medicine September 2003
Guidelines for Safe Use of Nitric Oxide from the INNOVO Study with permission (July 1999)
[ technical guidelines | teaching pack ]
July 1999
Training Needs of Professionals Responsible for Resuscitation of Babies at Birth October 1998


New NCCMDS, Neonatal HRGs 2016 and Reference Costs - A Guide for Clinicians

Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set

Neonatal Critical Care HRGs 2016 & NCCMDS codes


November 2016

National Neonatal Critical Care HRGs December 2015
Emerging vector borne diseases in the Americas - PHE document December 2015
BAPM Framework for Interaction with Commercial Organisations February 2015
Letter re: neonatal trainees at meetings of the Neonatal Society August 2013
HTA Programme - identifying important research questions

July 2013

BAPM Conflicts of Interest Policy June 2012
BAPM Neonatal Dataset - for the annual reporting of data by neonatal intensive care units April 2004
BAPM Neonatal Dataset - for the annual reporting of data by neonatal intensive care units May 1997
A prospective evaluation of risk-adjusted outcomes of neonatal intensive care in relation to volume, staffing and workload in UK neonatal intensive care units - UK Neonatal Staffing Group Study  November 2000
National Census of Availability of Neonatal Intensive Care  - BMJ article September 2000
Maternal and Child Health Trials Network (MACHTN) Discussion document July 2000

NICE Quality Standards

Neonatal Jaundice (QS57)

March 2014

Sponsorship guidelines

Baby Friendly Initiative Funding Guidelines

IBLCE Policy on the marketing of breast milk substitutes

IPA Guidelines for relationships with industry