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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 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.