Neonatal and general paediatric service snapshot reports published

29 September 2020

Two reports providing a powerful insight into general paediatric, and neonatal services and workforce across the UK have now been launched.

BAPM Members needed for Working Group to review NEWTT Tool

29 September 2020

BAPM is seeking members to join a working group to review BAPM's Newborn Early Warning Trigger & Track (NEWTT) Tool. The tool was first published in 2015 and tracks patients requiring regular observations in order to detect deterioration in their clinical signs early, prompting escalation and timely assessment.

BAPM and RCPCH Statement on Categorising COVID-19 Risk for the Newborn

7 September 2020

BAPM and RCPCH have issued a statement on categorising COVID-19 risk for the newborn.

BAPM Equipment Safety Alert – Fabian ventilator in the VG mode

3 September 2020

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

NHS Resolution need a National Neonatal Clinical Fellow

17 August 2020

NHS Resolution’s Early Notification (EN) team are advertising for a National Neonatal Clinical Fellow on a fixed-term or secondment basis for one year.

BAPM Awards Now Open!

17 August 2020

The 2020 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards are now open and receiving entries. The closing date is 11 October 2020 and the winners will be announced on 15th December.

​UK NSC Consultation​​ on Preterm Birth

17 August 2020

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has started a national consultation on screening for Preterm birth and asks for comments and feedback on the consultation papers.

BAPM Awards Judges Needed

21 July 2020

We are expanding our judging panel for the BAPM Gopi Menon Awards in 2020. If you would like to help review the applications and agree the shortlist we would love to hear from you. Any BAPM members are eligible to volunteer and we are especially keen to recruit a trainee as we do not have trainee representation on the panel at the moment.

Survey on Thresholds for Resuscitation

20 July 2020

Following on from the recent BAPM publication of the Framework for Practice on the Perinatal Management of Extreme Preterm Birth Before 27 weeks of Gestation an online survey has been developed to determine the views of UK doctors and ANNPs on resuscitation of extremely preterm infants.

NICE publish neonatal respiratory support standard

15 July 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard focusing on neonatal respiratory support in hospital for babies born preterm (before 37 weeks of pregnancy).

HSIB Seeking Neonatal Consultants for PT Roles

8 July 2020

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is seeking to appoint Clinical Advisors to work within the HSIB’s Maternity Programme. The Clinical Advisor will be required to provide support and clinical expertise in obstetrics, neonatology, anaesthetics, critical care, or maternal medicine or related specialities. This would be to provide clinical advice and quality assurance to maternity investigations. The post holder will also be required to present the work of and be an ambassador of HSIB at relevant local and national events.

Clinical Excellence Award holders can apply for 1 year extension.

15 June 2020

Following suspension of the 2020 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition, ministers have agreed to extend those awards that were due to be renewed in 2020 by one year.

Sands launch campaign to support NHS staff dealing with the death of a baby

15 June 2020

This June, Sands is running the "Finding the words: supporting the NHS to support families" campaign. 

Trainee Rep needed for Resuscitation Council UK committee

10 June 2020

The Resuscitation Council UK are looking for a paediatric or neonatal trainee to join their Newborn Life Support (NLS) subcommittee.

Bliss launches new video call support service for families

2 June 2020

Bliss has launched a new, video call support service for anyone with a baby on the neonatal unit or who has recently been discharged. This includes grandparents and other family members. 

New Members to join BAPM Executive Committee

12 May 2020

There are three new members joining the BAPM Executive Committee from June 2020.

BWH fundraise in memory of Dr Vishna Rasiah

5 May 2020

Birmingham Women's Hospital (BWH) Neonatal Department are fundraising for the Neonatal Unit in memory of Dr Vishna Rasiah.

BPSU asks for help to build complete UK data picture of neonatal complications of COVID-19

15 April 2020

The BPSU team have written to paediatricians and neonatologists asking them to make sure they report all cases meeting the case definition of neonatal complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the BPSU in the first instance to ensure complete UK data collection. National BPSU data will be shared internationally.

NCMD requests COVID-19 data

30 March 2020

The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) have issued a statement asking that clinicians in England inform them within 48 hours of any child death potentially involving COVID-19.

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