Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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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:

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.