Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Establishing a neonatal telemedicine service in Liverpool

Fauzia Paize
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Simon Minford
Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Innovation Consultant, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Joanne Minford
Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Christopher Dewhurst
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

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neonatal staff education; Better Births; neonatal parent voice; family-integrated care; parent experience
Key points
  1. Involving neonatal families is at the heart of neonatal care.
  2. Lincolnshire was the first LMNS to ensure the voice of neonatal parents was acted upon as part of the Maternity Transformation Programme.
  3. Feedback from families within a structured framework enhances and addresses safety and quality.
  4. Co-production and collaboration with professionals across the whole system is necessary for success of the neonatal pathway.

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