BAPM Equipment Safety Alert – Fabian ventilator - Update

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.

7 Oct 2020

Obituary for Dr Karena Ghaus

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

6 Oct 2020

New BAPM QI Toolkit on Antenatal Optimisation published

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.

5 Oct 2020

Volunteers Needed for BAPM Strategy Focus Groups

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.

5 Oct 2020

New Zealand Research Fellowships available in Maternal and Child Health

The Liggins Institute, part of the University of Auckland, is seeking expressions of interest from early to mid-career academics for two Research Fellowships. 

5 Oct 2020

Neonatal and general paediatric service snapshot reports published

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

29 Sep 2020

NCMD request feedback on child death review processes

The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) Team have asked for feedback from healthcare professionals working in Child Death Review.

29 Sep 2020

BAPM Members needed for Working Group to review NEWTT Tool

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.

29 Sep 2020

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

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

7 Sep 2020

BAPM Equipment Safety Alert – Fabian ventilator in the VG mode

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. 

3 Sep 2020

​UK NSC Consultation​​ on Preterm Birth

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.

17 Aug 2020

BAPM Awards Now Open!

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.

17 Aug 2020

NHS Resolution need a National Neonatal Clinical Fellow

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.

17 Aug 2020

BAPM Awards Judges Needed

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.

21 Jul 2020

Survey on Thresholds for Resuscitation

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.

20 Jul 2020

NICE publish neonatal respiratory support standard

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).

15 Jul 2020

HSIB Seeking Neonatal Consultants for PT Roles

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.

8 Jul 2020

Clinical Excellence Award holders can apply for 1 year extension.

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.

15 Jun 2020

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

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

15 Jun 2020

Trainee Rep needed for Resuscitation Council UK committee

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

10 Jun 2020
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