On 15th November 2018 Professor Neil Marlow and Daniel Eve delivered a webinar on the Neonatal Critical Care Review.
Please click here to access the webinar.
Background on the Neonatal Review
In 2016 the National Maternity Review, “Better Births”, highlighted a number of concerns linked to neonatal medical and nursing staffing numbers, nurse training, the provision of support staff and cot capacity, and to safety and sustainability. It was recommended that a review of neonatal services was undertaken.
Professor Neil Marlow (Chair), and the members of the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group were therefore commissioned to carry out the Neonatal Critical Care Review, supported by the NHS England Women and Children’s Programme of Care Board (WCPCB). The Neonatal Critical Care Review gathered evidence, examined key aspects of neonatal care and engaged with experts from across the system. The findings of this evidence review have informed the development of recommendations for changes aimed at improving neonatal care and addressing the concerns raised in the National Maternity Review.
The Neonatal Critical Care Review team are currently seeking the input of a wider group of experts through experience (families and parents), clinicians and NHS England staff at a series of stakeholder events. The aim of these events is to listen to what interested professionals and parents tell us about these services. Following these events, the final action plan will be developed over the next month.