BAPM and the Neonatal Society is seeking members to join a steering group to oversee a process to identify and prioritise neonatal research questions that can be evaluated in randomised controlled trials in the UK.

The research questions and PICOs (Participant, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome) that underpin neonatal randomised controlled trials should be informed and prioritised by a large range of clinical stakeholders, to ensure that they address research questions that are important to healthcare professionals and are relevant to current neonatal care.

There is a need to identify and prioritise research questions that can be tested in randomised trials in UK neonatal care. Therefore, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the Neonatal Society, with other professional organisations, will support a robust, transparent and inclusive process to identify and prioritise neonatal research questions for randomised trials in the UK.

The results of this identification and prioritisation process will inform the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the largest funder of clinical research in the UK, through their Prioritisation Committee.

No previous experience of BAPM working groups or Neonatal Society committee work is required.

Joining representatives from BAPM, The Neonatal Society and the Neonatal Nurses Association we are seeking the following members to join the group:

  • A Trainee Representative
  • An AHP Representative
  • A clinical trials statistician
  • A Parent Representative

The group’s remit will be to:

  • Agree a protocol for neonatal research question prioritisation.
  • Identify and review testable research questions from stakeholders.
  • Oversee a prioritisation process using a two-round eDelphi.
  • Contribute to a report for NIHR and dissemination to stakeholders. 

The first meeting will be held at 10am on 14 September. Work on this project is expected to last for approximately 6 months. All meetings will be virtual.

To apply please complete the application form and return to the BAPM Office by 31 August.


Application form
British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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