The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is setting up a cross organisational ‘Place of Birth’ steering group to increase the number of extremely premature babies being born in a hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit on site. The aim of the group is to agree and publicise appropriate interventions with messages to be conveyed to health care professionals and the public. We would love for one or more parent or carers to provide a family perspective into this work. 

Clinical knowledge is not expected, but we are looking for parents willing to share their experiences of spending time on the neonatal unit and provide inputs/ suggestions that
could positively influence the work of the group.

Provisional work has identified four main areas of focus:

  1. Public health awareness of risk factors and signs of preterm birth.
  2. Prediction of preterm birth – awareness and implementation of available tools and why this is important.
  3. Increasing knowledge of healthcare professionals that work on the delivery suite.
  4. The Transfer process – overcoming challenges.

It is expected that the group will meet virtually 3-4 times per year over 2 years. The work will be undertaken on a volunteer basis and meeting will be held virtually. 

To apply please email [email protected] with 1-2 paragraphs summarising your reasons for getting involved by the deadline.  If you have any questions about this role, please email the BAPM Office.

Deadline: 31 January 2023.

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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