BAPM currently consulting on Standards for Neonatal Transitional Care!
Recognising that it would be helpful to have a professional statement of the requirements for Neonatal Transitional Care, including staffing, from neonatal and midwifery perspectives, BAPM agreed that a working group would be set up to draw up a definition and specifications for neonatal transitional care and the draft framework.
The group, chaired by Dr Helen Mactier, Honorary Secretary, BAPM, has had representation from a range of stakeholders involved in the care of these babies. The group considered:
- A working definition of Neonatal Transitional Care (TC)
- The settings in which TC may be delivered
- A framework for determining what are the care requirements for the mother and baby of such a pair
- What kinds of professionals could deliver this care, and what competencies are required in order to deliver it effectively
We ask that colleagues review the draft document A Framework for Neonatal Transitional Care. If you would like to make a comment please complete the consultation response form and return to the BAPM Office by Friday, 21 July 2017.