The current BAPM Nursing Rep is Joanne (Jo) Hodson, Royal United Hospital, Bath (April 17-Sept 20)
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:
• Free subscription to Infant Journal
• Nursing bursaries for the BAPM annual conference
• Opportunities to join a working group and submit an abstract for the conference
• CPD resources and events that could help meet revalidation requirements
Look out for notices on the news pages, in the monthly newsletter or on twitter for opportunities to get involved with BAPM's work.
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 2019. Earlier this year BAPM undertook a survey of ANNPs to find out more about their career history and goals. The survey results are being used to inform the career framework and will also be published separately.
Other relevant nursing groups:
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.
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.