Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Establishing a neonatal telemedicine service in Liverpool

Fauzia Paize
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
fauzia.paize@lwh.nhs.uk

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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Keywords
multidisciplinary team (MDT); neonatal surgery; fetal medicine; family-orientated
Key points
  1. Parents-to-be of babies with anticipated surgical conditions may have a lack of knowledge about their baby’s condition and worry about what will happen after its delivery.
  2. A family-orientated, multidisciplinary clinic improves parental confidence, helping to build rapport with the teams that will look after their baby.
  3. Neonatal trainees benefit from participating in these clinics and can contribute as part of the MDT.