Publication - Advice and guidance

Neonatal Care in Scotland: A Quality Framework

Published: 5 Mar 2013
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780458311

Neonatal Care in Scotland: A Quality Framework defines the approach to the provision of high quality care for neonates and their families to which NHSScotland is committed

Neonatal Care in Scotland: A Quality Framework
Background

Background

The Neonatal Expert Advisory Group was tasked by the Scottish Government with the development of a Quality Framework for neonatal care. A working group was formed to take this forward who reviewed existing standards documents, including:

  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine standards
  • Department of Health Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Services
  • Neonatal Services Review for Scotland
  • Bliss Baby Charter
  • NICE Guidelines
  • Position Paper on Specialist Neonatal Services in Northern Ireland
  • All Wales Neonatal Standards for Children and Young People's Specialised Healthcare Services
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Standards for Maternity Care

Subsequent drafts were based primarily on the Department of Health Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Services, restructured in line with the NHSScotland Healthcare Quality Strategy.


Contact

Email: Lynne Nicol