Other relevant groups
Neonatal Nutrition Network (N3):
This is a group of UK professionals working in neonatal care who collaborate to improve the nutrition of preterm and sick new-born infants. It is a multidisciplinary group with a focus on prioritising and facilitating research and promoting and sharing best practice by regular study days. The website can be found at http://www.nicunutrition.com/. Members are able to exchange ideas and discuss complex cases, etc via an online forum details of which are given on our information exchange page.
The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) welcomes health professionals with an active interest in perinatal medicine with the constitutional aim of improving standards of perinatal care in the British Isles. They are keen to support other health professionals and host NDIG webpages. Membership is open to non-medical professionals at a reduced cost. Membership entitles you to receive regular BAPM newsletters and email bulletins and copies of all future publications. You will also be entitled to registration at the BAPM Annual Scientific Meeting and other BAPM meetings at a reduced rate. Website: www.bapm.org where you can download a membership form.
Bliss - the Premature Baby Charity - provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK. Bliss was founded in 1979 and offers guidance and essential information at a critical time in families' lives. They also fund research and campaign for babies to receive the best possible level of care regardless of when and where they are born.
Bliss works very closely with health professionals and produces leaflets on a wide range of topics including breastfeeding and weaning. The Bliss website can be found at: www.bliss.org.uk
Neonatal Nurses Association - website: www.nna.org.uk
Membership is open to any nurse or midwife whose name appears on the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register and to others directly involved with neonatal care including AHPs. They have an annual meeting and other regional activities and a bi-monthly journal - Journal of Neonatal Nursing: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13551841
Paediatric Group of the BDA:
This is a specialist group of the British Dietetic Association representing paediatric dietitians across the UK and is the 'parent group' of NDIG. Its aims are to:
- provide a communication network for paediatric dietitians.
- act as an information resource for dietitians and other health professionals.
- promote paediatric dietetic education at undergraduate and post graduate levels.
The group members produce a series of resources on various feeding and nutrition topics for infants and children. These are available through NDR-UK - a practitioner led nutrition and diet resource provider. Resources can be viewed and purchased at: http://www.ndr-uk.org/
Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). You can only join this group if you are a member of the ADA. However they have an interesting website with a lot of information accessible to non-members at: http://www.pnpg.org/
Last updated July 2016