CLDF updates Jaundice Protocol

29 May 2019

The Children's Liver Disease Foundation have updated their information sheet on the Early identification and referral of liver disease in infants as part of their Yellow Alert campaign.

BAPM statement on sponsorship by companies manufacturing formula milk

21 May 2019

BAPM has issued a statement on sponsorship by companies manufacturing formula milk.

BAPM requests progress on consultation into fortification of flour with folic acid

15 May 2019

BAPM has joined Shine, the charity for those living with or affected by Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus, to request progress on the consultation into fortification of flour with folic acid.

Changes to neonatal bed day payments from April 2019

14 March 2019

A decision has been made by senior commissioners to move to the HRG 2016 dataset for payment from April 2019.  This is a major change which may result in trusts losing substantial income if you do not take action. Please see attached papers produced by NHS England which have been sent to all regional commissioning hubs this week.

Obituary - Professor Malcolm Chiswick

19 February 2019

Malcolm Leon Chiswick   1940-2019

BAPM Endorses PReCePT

16 January 2019

BAPM is pleased to be endorsing PReCePT – a perinatal programme reducing the incidence of cerebral palsy by offering magnesium sulphate to women during preterm labour (less than 30 weeks).  For every 37 mothers who receive magnesium sulphate, one case of cerebral palsy can be prevented, improving the quality of life of preterm babies and their families. One dose of magnesium sulphate costs from just £1.

BAPM Responds to NHS Long Term Plan

8 January 2019

On 7 January 2018 the Government published their Long Term Plan for the NHS. Dr Gopi Menon, BAPM President responds:

BAPM responds to capnography 'PIC-NIC' paper

16 October 2018

Following the online publication of Foy et al's paper on 'Paediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care airway management in the United Kingdom: the PIC‐NIC survey', BAPM has made a formal response to Anaesthesia.

Alert about Vygon double-lumen UVCs

21 September 2018

BAPM has been notified of 3 instances, in a single unit within 24 hours, of intraperitoneal extravasation of parenteral nutrition fluid in preterm infants of less than 27 weeks gestation with Vygon double-lumen umbilical venous catheters in place.
The unit in question has contacted Vygon and the MHRA. Please be vigilant with such lines and notify BAPM of any adverse events with these.

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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