BAPM is seeking people to join a working group to develop a framework for practice on the safe medical workforce arrangements for local and special care neonatal units.
Safe medical staffing arrangements for local neonatal units are critical for provision of high quality care for premature and sick infants. These units must have enough qualified staff with specialized skills to provide high-quality, compassionate care to these vulnerable patients. Adequate staffing levels ensure that each infant receives the necessary attention and care they need to thrive. Additionally, proper staffing can prevent staff burnout, reduce medical errors, and improve patient outcomes. Safe staffing ratios should be determined based not only on number of patients who need care or their acuity levels but also the staff configuration that is likely to result in better outcomes for those patients.
Vacancies on the group are:
- LNU consultant (x1)
- SNU Consultant (x2)
- Paediatric or Neonatal Trainee
- ANNP (from LNU or SCU)
- Network Manager / Director
- Parents / carers (with experience of LNU/SCU care.)
It is envisaged that this work will take approximately nine months and include 4-5 virtual meetings. Group members will also be asking to contribute to writing the framework between meetings.
To apply please complete the application form and return to the BAPM Office by 30th June. Applications from BAPM members will be given preference over non-members but all are welcome to apply.