Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Failure to conduct basic tests puts newborns at risk

Thousands of newborn babies are not receiving important check-ups that can highlight preventable dangers such as hypothermia and blindness, a new report reveals.

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) annual report found that timely temperature checks and eye screening were not consistently performed and that early consultations with a senior member of the neonatal team were not conducted in a number of cases.

For more information on the NNAP's findings, visit