NIPE Handbook Updated

11 January 2021

PHE Screening has now published an updated version of the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Screening Programme clinical guidance handbook.

BAPM publishes new framework on Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Encephalopathy

16 December 2020

This BAPM Framework for Practice provides guidance on therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. The framework covers case selection, parent / carer communication, recommendations for infants who fall outside of current criteria, investigations, network and transport implications, nursing care, prognostication, reorientation of care, follow-up, governance and future research.

BAPM Write Letter to Trusts in Support of Unrestricted Parental Access

1 December 2020

BAPM have produced a letter that neonatal staff can share with their trust in support of unrestricted parental access to neonatal units.

MBRRACE-UK Release new Signs of Life Guidance

30 November 2020

MBRRACE-UK have released guidance on the 'Determination of signs of life following spontaneous births before 24+0 weeks of gestation where, following discussion with parents, active survival-focused care is not appropriate.'

BAPM Needs Members for Data Working Group

23 November 2020

BAPM is seeking members to join a working group on data and informatics.

BAPM Needs Members to review MRI Framework

12 November 2020

BAPM is seeking members to join a working group to review BAPM's framework for Practice on ‘Fetal & Neonatal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Clinical Indications, Acquisitions and Reporting’. The framework was first published in 2016 and includes recommendations on the following areas:

Severe COVID-19 Infection Rare in Newborns

10 November 2020

Severe COVID-19 infection appears rare in newborn babies, suggests a new study.

Five Posts Available for the Paediatric Medicines Expert Advisory Group

10 November 2020

The Commission on Human Medicines is looking to appoint five experts to the Paediatric Medicines Expert Advisory Group (PMEAG) in the following areas: 

BAPM ANNP Capability Framework now open for consultation

10 November 2020

A draft ANNP capability framework is now available for review on the BAPM website. 

BPSU announce a return to weekly surveillance of COVID neonatal cases.

10 November 2020

The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit have announced a return to weekly surveillance of neonatal complications of coronavirus disease. 

Bliss Offer to Send Letters on Parental Access to Trust CEOs

28 October 2020

Bliss have been writing letters to Trust CEOs in support of unrestricted parental access to neonatal units.

BPSU Announce New Study on Resuscitated Babies with no Heart Rate at 10 Minutes

28 October 2020

BPSU have announced a new study on the outcome of resuscitated term babies with no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age.

BMA Releases Consultant Workforce Shortages Report

20 October 2020

The British Medical Association (BMA) have released a report on consultant workforce shortages and solutions.

N3 Request Details of Research Studies on Neonatal Nutrition

13 October 2020

N3 are planning a virtual meeting to discuss research priorities in neonatal nutrition on January 20th 2021.

New BAPM Framework published on Difficult Airway

13 October 2020

A final version of the framework on 'Managing the Difficult Airway in the Neonate' has now been published on the BAPM website.

BAPM Issue Statement in Response to GIRFT Workforce Report

8 October 2020

BAPM has issued a statement in response to the GIRFT workforce report. 

BAPM Equipment Safety Alert – Fabian ventilator - Update

7 October 2020

This is an equipment safety alert update for those using the Fabian Neonatal Ventilators (Fabian HFO, Fabian HFOi, Fabian+nCPAP) for conventional ventilation in the Volume Guarantee (VG) mode.

Obituary for Dr Karena Ghaus

6 October 2020

Karena Ghaus - April 25th, 1958 - April 25th, 2020

New BAPM QI Toolkit on Antenatal Optimisation published

5 October 2020

BAPM has published a QI Toolkit on Antenatal Optimisation for Preterm Infants less than 34 weeks. The toolkit provides an implementation strategy for units and networks who wish to improve compliance with key evidence-based AO interventions to improve preterm outcomes.

Volunteers Needed for BAPM Strategy Focus Groups

5 October 2020

BAPM is looking for volunteers to take part in a series of focus groups to determine BAPM's strategy and work plan for the next 3 years. The outcomes of the discussion will be shared with the BAPM Executive Committee in help with the preparation of the strategic plan for 2021-24. BAPM's current strategic plan is available here.

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