BAPM Issues updated statement on FMC Sponsorship

3 March 2020

BAPM have issued an updated statement on sponsorship by companies manufacturing formula milk.

BAPM Needs Data and Nursing & Midwifery Reps

27 February 2020

BAPM is advertising the following vacancies on the Executive Committee:

BAPM Awards Renamed after Gopi Menon

18 February 2020

From 2020 the BAPM Awards will be known as the 'BAPM Gopi Menon Awards' in memory of BAPM’s former President. 

BANNFU Becomes BAPM Special Interest Group

18 February 2020

The British Association for Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up (BANNFU) has become BAPM's first Special Interest Group (SIG). 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.

BAPM Gopi Menon Awards 2020 now open for entries

18 February 2020

The application process for the 2020 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards is now open. The awards celebrate excellence and those making a difference in perinatal care, particularly smaller scale or individually led projects or examples of local and regional excellence. The categories for 2020 are:

BAPM citations available for CEA awards

13 February 2020

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) accept applications for new national awards from consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales and for renewed awards from those due to renew their award in 2020. The application period for 2020 will be open on 13 March.

Safety incident reported with twist off caps

5 February 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement Patient Safety have received information on the risk of ‘twist off caps’ from oral sucrose vials inadvertently falling into infants’ mouths causing a choking hazard.

Contribute to BAPM's response to Signs of Life Consultation

22 January 2020

The MBRRACE-UK Signs of Life working group has launched a consultation relating to the development of UK guidance to support health professionals in the assessment of signs of life for spontaneous births before 24+0 weeks of gestational age where active survival-focused care is not appropriate.

MBRRACE-UK publishes 'Saving Lives' Report

13 December 2019

MBRRACE-UK have published their report 'MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives Improving Mothers’ Care' on 13th December 2019. This report covers the lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into maternal deaths and morbidity 2015-17.

Neonatal Transformation Review Report Published

13 December 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a report 'Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review.' This action plan to implement the recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review sets out how the NHS will further improve neonatal care with the support of funding set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

NNAP 2019 Report published

13 December 2019

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) have published their Annual Report 2019 on 2018 data. The report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018.

PARCA-R Manual sent to all Neonatal Units

13 December 2019

This week (13 December 2019), Samantha Johnson and colleagues have mailed out a complimentary copy of the new PARCA-R (Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised) manual to every neonatal unit in the UK. 

Changes to Neonatal Platelet Packs

13 December 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) would like to draw clinicians’ attention to an improvement in the quality of platelets for neonatal transfusion.

Development Lead Needed for Crying Baby PCO Topic

6 December 2019

The Paediatric Care Online (PCO) UK editorial team at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are looking to develop a Key Practice Point topic on ‘crying baby’ and are searching for a perinatal specialist, general paediatrician or neonatologist to act as content editor for this important topic.

NDAU Announce Collaboration with NHS Digital

6 December 2019

The Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU), part of the Neonatal Medicine Research Group at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital campus of Imperial College London, and NHS Digital, have announced a collaboration to enhance the UK National Neonatal Research Database (NNRD)

NIHR CRN Needs a New Chair

27 November 2019

The National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN): Children are looking for an enthusiastic Neonatal Clinician with experience of leading paediatric research who may be interested in taking on this role.

BAPM Publishes Guidance on Cot Capacity

12 November 2019

BAPM have published a document 'Calculating Unit Cot numbers and Nurse Staffing Establishment and Determining Cot Capacity.' The document aims to help professionals determine optimal cot numbers and neonatal nurse staffing for individual units within a network and to facilitate decisions about admission when a unit is close to capacity.

BAPM Trainee Rep Needed

31 October 2019

BAPM is recruiting for a Trainee Representative to join the Executive Committee.

BAPM Letter to Government supporting Neonatal Leave and Pay Reforms

31 October 2019

BAPM President, Dr Helen Mactier had written to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in regards to the recent consultation to review neonatal leave and pay.

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