Hypoglycaemia is a leading cause of term admission to neonatal units. In 2016 NHS Improvement and BAPM convened a working group to develop a Framework for Practice to address variation in practices in the definition of hypoglycaemia, the identification, management and admission thresholds of babies admitted to neonatal units for hypoglycaemia, and to promote safer practices that avoid unnecessary separation of mother and baby.
This update of the Framework is to ensure alignment of recommended clinical practice with the most up-to-date scientific evidence.
This document is aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in the care of infants born at term during the first 48 - 72 hours after birth. The framework should be delivered in partnership with parents.
We welcome your comments on the update of this Framework for Practice.
Deadline: 13 June 2023.