BAPM is seeking members to join a working group to develop a Framework for Practice on Neonatal Mortality Governance. We are particularly interested in people that have significant experience across mortality governance and bereavement. 

BAPM has reviewed the current guidance around death reviews and discussed processes, variations in practice and concerns with key individuals involved in death review and medical examiner processes in the UK. Mortality governance has also been discussed as part of the BAPM National policy subgroup in response to national events and reports.

The main aims of this document will be to provide a neonatal resource for:

  • Death governance processes for expected and unexpected death including the role of the medical examiner, coronial processes, and independent review. 
  • Support for families after death including during a Coroner’s investigation or MNSI.
  • Mortality review processes including PMRT, CDOP, MNSI and relationships between hospitals, neonatal ODNs, LMNSs, ICSs, regional maternity services and regional commissioning.
  • Mortality review data reporting and dissemination of learning from mortality reviews.

Vacancies* on the group are:

1 NICU Consultant
1 LNU/SCU Consultant
1 Nurse
1 Midwife
1 Psychologist
1 Network Governance lead
2 Parents
1 CDOP representative (experience on CDOP)

No previous experience of BAPM working groups is required and applications from BAPM members will be given priority.

The first meeting will be held on 2 July, with the second meeting scheduled for 25 July. It is envisaged that this work will take approximately eight months and involve six virtual meetings. Please see attached terms of reference for more details.

To apply please complete the application form by 9 June 2024.

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*Please note that only the roles not yet filled are listed in this advert. The full group may include others invited through a relevant stakeholder group or because of their personal expertise. Please see the terms of reference for more details. If you have experience relevant for the group but do not fit one of the categories above you are still welcome to put in an application. BAPM groups are usually oversubscribed so we will not be able to accept all applicants in order to keep the group to a workable size.

Terms of Reference
British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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