Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

NNAP can help neonatal units to plan improvement

Of the 750,000 babies born each year in England, Scotland and Wales, nearly 105,000 receive specialist neonatal care. The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) supports professionals, families and commissioners in their efforts to evolve and improve the care provided to these babies.

Sam Oddie
Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead for the National Neonatal Audit Programme
nnap@rcpch.ac.uk
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Keywords
retrieval; transport; transfer; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2;
Key points
  1. Neonatal transport teams and units may be involved in moving suspected or confirmed neonatal COVID-19 cases.
  2. Guidance on managing such transfers has already been published by the NTG and ESPNIC. ANTS has compiled additional practical recommendations from its experiences.
  3. Together these recommendations will minimise horizontal SARS-CoV-2 spread during neonatal transfer.

Also published in Infant:

VOLUME 16/ISSUE 5, SEPTEMBER 2020
A structured approach to facilitate the reintroduction of parents in transport during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, transport teams ceased taking parents with them on neonatal transfers except in exceptional circumstances. With the easing of lockdown, the Acute Neonatal Transfer Service of the East of England (ANTS) recognises how important it is for parents to be involved in their baby’s journey and has developed a set of recommendations to mitigate the risk of horizontal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in transport.

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