• Maintain an overview of neonatal transport service provision across the UK.
  • Promote best practice by dissemination of key audit and research findings.
  • Act as a source of professional advice on neonatal transport matters to healthcare bodies.
  • Drive the collection of reliable, good quality transport data and to support national information systems to do so for the purpose of benchmarking and reporting.
  • Work with specialist commissioners to promote equity of neonatal transport provision nationally in terms of service delivery and funding mapped against national standards.
  • Prioritise safety for infants and develop a nationally applicable system of benchmarking and adverse event reporting. Disseminate relevant equipment or patient safety alerts.
  • Ensure high standards of training for transport clinicians measurable against competency frameworks and complementary to the curriculum for training of the relevant background discipline.
  • Facilitate communication flow between transport services and also act as a conduit for communication to and from policy-makers on transport matters.
  • Liaise with relevant organisations i.e. BAPM, RCPCH, PICS, BMFMS, NNA, ASA, neonatal manager and air transport groups.
  • Provide professional advice to the manufacturing industry in the development of new technologies related to neonatal transport.

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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