Specialist neonatal care (QS4)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'neonatal jaundice'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide parents and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
The quality standard addresses care provided for babies in need of specialist neonatal services including transfer services. Specialist neonatal services are those delivering special, high dependency, intensive or surgical care to babies.
- Department of Health (DH) (2009) Toolkit for high quality neonatal services
- British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) (2010) Standards for hospitals providing neonatal intensive and high dependency care
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2008) Standards for maternity care: report of a working party
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: neonatal jaundice
This page was last updated: 15 April 2013
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