The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) “Quality Standard for Specialist Neonatal Care” and the “Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Services” are valuable tools to assist NHS commissioners and providers in the provision of high quality care for babies and their families. These documents have been placed in the Library and are available at:
“Quality Standard for Specialist Neonatal Care” is available at:
“Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Services” is available at:
Every neonatal unit is now part of a managed clinical network and networks have increased transport services hours and coverage. As set out in the NICE Quality Standard, networks, commissioners and providers will wish to undertake an annual needs assessment and ensure each network has adequate capacity. This includes ensuring there are appropriate numbers of neonatal nurses.