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BAPM Office closure for the festive season
Please note that the BAPM Office will close on Friday 19 December and will re-open on 6 January 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and colleagues for your valuable input and support during 2014. Wishing you all a very happy festive season and New Year.
Important information about the BAPM Annual Meetings 2015!
Please note that we have changed the dates of the BAPM Annual General and Scientific Meetings next year having been alerted to the fact that they clash with ESPR (usually held in October). The venues remain the same (Robinson College, Cambridge and Queen's College for the dinner) but the new dates are 5th and 6th November 2015. Please make a note of these dates in your diaries. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
BAPM consultation documents December 2014
1. BAPM Strategic Plan for the next 3 - 5 years
BAPM members will be aware that we have been developing a strategic plan for the Association which resulted from discussions which took place at a strategy planning meeting in February 2013. The draft document is now ready for consultation so please take this opportunity to comment on what is proposed. The Executive Committee welcomes and values your input. Please use the Consultation response form on the website and return it to the BAPM Office by Friday 9 January 2015.
2. Newborn Early Warning Trigger & Track (NEWTT) - a framework for practice
Early warning systems are currently in use across the NHS predominantly in adult and paediatric hospital settings, and are supported by the Royal College of Physicians, NICE and the Royal College of Nursing. Within newborn care, several hospitals have newborn early warning systems (NEWS) in place and, whilst there are obvious similarities between these systems, the approach is not standardised. Infants who are at risk of becoming acutely unwell in hospital may receive suboptimal care because:
- of the appropriateness of the environment they are being managed in e.g. postnatal ward
- their “at risk” status is not recognised
- despite signs of clinical deterioration the situation is not acted upon with sufficient rapidity
A BAPM working group was therefore established to undertake the development of a criteria-based newborn early warning system to identify, monitor and appropriately manage infants at risk of clinical deterioration in the early postnatal period. The draft framework for practice and chart one and chart two are now ready for consultation. Please use the Consultation response form on the website and return it to the BAPM Office by Friday 9 January 2015.
The Executive Committee is very grateful to the members of the working group and particularly to Glenys Connolly who chaired it and Sue Turrill for her valuable input.
We look forward to receiving your responses to both these documents.
BAPM Travel Bursaries supported by Chiesi
The Dunn Perinatal Library
The Dunn Perinatal Library was officially opened on the 18 January 2012 at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health by Professor Peter Dunn. This library contains a unique archive of books and articles from Prof Dunn's personal collection which cover the development of paediatrics and perinatal medicine - it had been his vision for some 20 years to make these books available to members of BAPM and the RCPCH, and the Association is deeply grateful to Prof Dunn and his family for this generous donation, and to the RCPCH for providing the venue to house the collection. The cataloguing of the books is currently in progress and it is hoped that the library will be available for use in the near future.
We want every pregnant woman, newly-delivered mother and baby to receive the most appropriate healthcare for their needs, where feasible in a setting of their and their partner’s choice and as close to home as possible.
We want to see a more structured, collaborative approach to caring for pregnant women, newly-delivered mothers and newborn babies where hospitals, clinicians and other health professionals work closely together, formally and informally, to provide the safest and most effective service for mothers and babies.
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