This document provides a good practice framework for all healthcare professionals working with babies. It aims to provide guidance on communication, information sharing and explanation of foreseeable risks. However, in doing so it recognises the limited evidence base that exists to guide the recommendations. Consent for neonatal care involves providing clear information and building trust between healthcare professionals and parents. This framework is intended for professionals that look after babies in all locations (labour ward, postnatal ward, transitional care units, special care units, local neonatal units and neonatal intensive care units) and for all levels of care.
This document is currently out for consultation. To reply to the consultation please complete the attached consultation form and return to the BAPM office. Any comments received during the consultation period will be attributed and published on the BAPM website alongside the final document.
Consultation deadline: 26 June 2019