Neonatal care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team. This includes allied health professionals and others that have developed special expertise in neonates within their discipline.
"In addition to medical and nursing staff, neonatal units require key contributions from an essential group of allied health professionals (AHPs), many of whom develop special expertise in their discipline as it applies to new-born babies... AHP practice in the neonatal period is very different to practice in older children and adults, demonstrating the need for AHP’s with specific skill sets... AHPs have been central to the implementation and embedding of developmentally sensitive care into neonatal practice in many neonatal units, and champion the need to view neonatal care that looks forward to improving longer term outcomes for babies and their families."
'Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review' (2019)
Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review - Report