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BAPM working group to define/develop metrics for reporting to measure and improve family engagement in perinatal care
At the Annual Meeting in September, BAPM presented its proposed strategy for the next three to five years and identified three main areas for focus and development - measuring quality in perinatal care, family engagement and supporting research and academic excellence. The purpose of this working group is to define/develop metrics for reporting in order to measure and improve the level of family engagement in perinatal care. At the Annual Meeting, six groups were asked to discuss and feedback three key points to take forward with regard to improving family engagement in perinatal care. There was a considerable amount of overlap between the groups' output but the three main headings were:
We wish to invite those who are interested to be part of this working group which will seek to achieve its aims by:
- Ensuring an appropriate balance of parent and clinical input to the process
- Consulting with appropriate individuals/organisations in developing/defining metrics for reporting
- Securing the approval of/input from the Neonatal Critical Care CRG
If you would like to join this group, please send a brief statement (up to 200 words) to the BAPM office summarising your background and interest. We aim to deliver this project report within approximately 12 months.
Perinatal Medicine 2014
We look forward to hearing from you.
Perinatal Medicine 2014 will be held from 9 - 11 June 2014 at Harrogate International Centre. On line registration is open. This meeting offers a high quality programme with international speakers presenting on a variety of topics relating to Perinatal Medicine.
Tel: +44 (0)1920 88 5162
We look forward to seeing you in Harrogate in June.
BAPM Travel Bursaries supported by Chiesi
Chiesi Ltd is the UK affiliate of an international pharmaceutical company who historically has provided support for a number of funded travel grants to attendees of the PAS and ESPR meetings. This support comprised of an invitation package organised by Chiesi themselves. Chiesi have taken the decision to ensure that the selection process for this type of support evolves to reflect the increasing requirements and to ensure such support is seen to remain separate from any potential commercial considerations. BAPM has therefore agreed to manage this aspect with Chiesi no longer having input to the selection process.
BAPM believes this to be an excellent opportunity, which will allow all BAPM members to apply for the opportunity to be awarded a travel bursary to either the PAS or ESPR meetings. In return, any member granted a Chiesi funded travel bursary will be expected to provide a summary of the meeting attended, which will be shared with the wider BAPM membership.
BAPM is pleased to announce that the bursary has been extended to include the Recent Advances in Neonatal Medicine meeting in Wurzburg (October) and details regarding this and ESPR will be posted on the website in the near future.
For the avoidance of doubt, Chiesi neither seeks nor expects those successful candidates to purchase, prescribe, administer, recommend or supply any Chiesi medicinal product in connection with the funding here provided for.
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.
Our aim is to support newborn babies and their families by providing services that help all those involved in perinatal practice to improve the standards of perinatal care in the British Isles.
We believe that it is in the best interests of our members, their patients and families that we maintain high standards of integrity, service, quality and value and encourage an environment of trust.
We believe that people are individuals and should be treated with dignity and respect. Our members and other health professionals, their patients and families should expect that individuality and diversity are recognised and valued.
Publishing standards and providing guidance on good management
- Providing postgraduate education meetings throughout the year
- Facilitating clinical trials and other research
- Advising on training and education in perinatal practice
- Providing advice to Government and other professional bodies on developing and improving perinatal care
- Raising awareness of and proactively influencing the policy environment in which perinatal care is delivered
- Auditing and monitoring the outcome, structure and function of perinatal care for babies and their families
- Fostering fellowship and collaboration among those involved in the
care of the pregnant woman, mother and baby
Gift Aid Declaration
By completing a Gift Aid Declaration members can enable BAPM to reclaim tax on their subscriptions. Existing members who have not
completed a Declaration can download
the form here.
Giving Through Self Assessment
The Inland Revenue have introduced a new method for individuals to give to charity. You can choose that any tax repayments due to
you following self-assessment are paid to a charity of your choice. The charity must have an Inland Revenue code number, which
will be listed on the Inland Revenue website. If you wish to nominate BAPM for any tax repayments due to you on your next
self-assessment, BAPM's code number is VAL44BG. This new scheme does not replace Gift Aid but is additional to it.
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