The British Association for Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up ( BANNFU) is a Special Interest Group of BAPM. BANNFU is a multidisciplinary group which exists to improve the long term outcomes of all babies that have had neonatal care by disseminating best practice and improving care.
Membership of the group is open to health care professionals who are active in this field (Neonatologists, Community and Neurodisability Paediatricians, ANNPs, SALT, OTs, Dieticians, Community Paediatric nurses, Educational and clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Neonatal and Paediatric nurses, Community Neonatal nurses, Teachers, Parents, and Midwives.)
President: Angela Huertas
Chair: Anusha Arasu
Secretary: Angela Damore
- To raise the profile and awareness of people who interface with neonatal graduates (both term and preterm).
- To define outcomes at ages 2 and 4 years corrected, collate data and analyse the outcomes.
- To provide an educational role with annual data presentation from different geographical areas and an annual study day with allied health professionals.
- To improve the emotional and physical health of families involved in neonatal care.
- To liaise with relevant bodies (such as Badger users).
- To review guidance for neonatal neurodevelopmental follow-up.
- To stimulate research and development in follow-up methodology and outcomes.
- To consider an approach to assessment for school readiness and school entry and to promote liaison between health and educational services.
- To support early interventions that may impact/improve on early childhood outcomes.
To join BANNFU you must be a member of either BAPM or BACCH. There is no additional charge to join BANNFU for BAPM or BACCH members. Group members details will be shared with the BANNFU committee.