This document refers specifically to the provision of neonatal support for delivery units that are not co-located with obstetric services and where there is no immediate access to neonatal or paediatric staff. This type of service is provided across the UK in Stand Alone Midwifery Led Units, Community Midwifery Units, Free-standing Midwifery Units and Birthing Centres. For brevity these will be referred to as MLUs throughout this document. It is intended as a framework to inform development of local, regional and network guidelines. It does not deal with midwifery-led units that are located within or alongside consultant obstetric units.