About BAPM

The Vision
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.

The Aim
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.

The Values
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.

The Objectives

  • Publishing standards and providing guidance on good management and care
  • 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

Further information about BAPM can be obtained by contacting the Hon Secretary, Helen Mactier Helen.Mactier@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or the Executive Manager, Kate Dinwiddy, kate.dinwiddy@rcpch.ac.uk.