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BAPM framework for practice 'Optimal Arrangements for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the UK including guidance on their medical staffing' - consultation deadline extended until 10 January 2014
BAPM is pleased to announce that the consultation deadline for the draft framework for practice entitled 'Optimal Arrangements for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the UK including guidance on their medical staffing' has been extended. This framework was developed by a BAPM working group to provide guidance on the optimal size and activity levels of neonatal units in the UK; optimal defined by a combination of good outcomes, cost effectiveness and the best baby and parent experience. The document is aimed at individuals and institutions involved in the planning, commissioning or provision of neonatal intensive care. Following consultation, it will be submitted to NHS England via the Clinical Reference Group for Neonatal Specialist Services.
BAPM wishes to ensure that all key stakeholders in perinatal care are included in the consultation process so please take this opportunity to comment. The document and consultation response form can be accessed at: http://www.bapm.org/publications/ Please use the form to provide your comments and return these electronically to the BAPM office: email@example.com The consultation process will be open until 5pm on Friday 10 January 2014.
BAPM is very grateful to those of you who have already submitted responses and please encourage your colleagues to comment too.
Perinatal Medicine 2014 - online registration now open!
Perinatal Medicine 2014 will be held from 9 - 11 June 2014 at Harrogate International Centre. Abstracts are invited for possible oral or poster presentation and accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement of the Journal:
'Fetal & Neonatal - an Edition of Archives of Diseases in Childhood'.
On line registration is now open and ‘Early Bird’ registration fees are available until 28 February 2014. Abstracts are invited for submission and the closing date is Friday 24 January 2014.
Tel: +44 (0)1920 88 5162
We look forward to seeing you in Harrogate next 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 been approached 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.
Details regarding application for PAS and ESPR in 2014 will be posted on the website in due course.
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.
RCPCH Spring Meeting, 2014 - call for abstracts
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
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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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