The current BAPM Nursing Rep is Diane Keeling (2020-23).
Making the most of your BAPM membership
BAPM has growing numbers of nurses, ANNPs and midwives as members. We have nursing representation on all our working groups and ensure that BAPM frameworks for practice and events are relevant to all healthcare professionals.
Benefits of becoming a BAPM member for nurses and midwives:
- Keep up to date with sector news and best practice recommendations through our regular e-bulletins and complimentary subscription to Infant journal.
- The opportunity to shape perinatal practice by joining a working group.
- Grow your network online and offline with our special interest groups, conferences, workshops and meetings.
- Develop your skills and knowledge with our member only CPD resources
- Get recognition for yourself or your colleagues by entering for a BAPM award.
- Support from the BAPM Nursing and ANNP representative with any questions or issues you have.
Look out for notices on the news pages, in the monthly newsletter or on twitter for opportunities to get involved with BAPM's work.
What does BAPM do for nurses and ANNPs?
Current BAPM Projects and opportunities for nurses and midwives
ANNP Career framework
BAPM is currently developing a career framework for ANNPs. This working group is chaired by Jo Hodson and is expecting to publish the framework later in 2020. Earlier this year BAPM undertook a survey of ANNPs to find out more about their career history and goals. The survey results were written up in an article for Infant Journal.
Exploring the landscape of the ANNP workforce: results of a UK-wide survey
Recognising the need for a career pathway for advanced neonatal nurse practitioners
Other relevant nursing groups:
Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA)
Membership is open to any nurse or midwife whose name appears on the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register and to others directly involved with neonatal care including AHPs. They have an annual meeting and other regional activities and a bi-monthly journal - Journal of Neonatal Nursing.
Scottish Neonatal Nurses Group (SNNG)
The SNNG supports high quality care for babies and their families by enabling collaboration and strengthening the voice of neonatal staff in Scotland.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
The RCN is a membership organisation of over 435,000 registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants and nursing students. They are both a professional body, carrying out work on nursing standards, education and practice, and a trade union. They have a section on their website about neonatal nursing as well as many more general nursing resources.