The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is a professional association and registered charity.

We improve perinatal care for pregnant women, newborn babies and their families. We achieve this by providing advice and information for Government, Medical Royal Colleges and other organisations; by promoting research and academic excellence; by providing education, training and information services for health professionals and by the auditing and monitoring of outcomes.

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

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.

Members should inform the BAPM office of any changes to their contact information.

Office: 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH