Resources: Quality

Optimal arrangements for Local Neonatal Units and Special Care Units in the UK including guidance on their staffing: A BAPM Framework for Practice (2018)

This framework for practice provides guidance on optimal activity levels and additional guidance on medical staffing for Local Neonatal Units (LNUs) and Special Care Units (SCUs) in the UK. It is aimed at individuals, organisations and government bodies involved in the provision, planning and...

Neonatal Service Quality Indicators: Standards relating to structures and processes supporting quality and patient safety in Neonatal Services (2017)

These Neonatal Service Quality Indicators define the features of a high quality neonatal service. As Service Quality Indicators, they relate to the structure and delivery of services and as such are different from Clinical Quality Indicators which relate to the quality of care of individual...

****CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW**** The Management of Babies Born Extremely Preterm at less than 26 weeks of Gestation: a Framework for Clinical Practice at the Time of Birth (2008)

Management of the delivery of an extremely preterm baby is one of the most challenging aspects of perinatal medicine. The ethical, social, economic and legal issues have recently been reviewed by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The professions and advocates for parents were encouraged to...

Guideline for the Screening and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (2008)

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the few causes of childhood visual disability which is largely preventable. Many extremely preterm babies will develop some degree of ROP although in the majority this never progresses beyond mild disease which resolves spontaneously without treatment. A...