This review looked at how risks for newborn babies are identified and managed and at the care for infants in the community who need respiratory support. | CQC
Newborn babies may need extra care in a neonatal intensive care unit or special care baby unit if they were born prematurely or if they need care for a particular health condition. Babies and infants that need long-term care can be transferred to a local unit or discharged to receive care at home. A baby with complex health needs may move between distinct areas of care or ‘pathways’.
This review focused on the quality and variability of NHS care, to help identify if there are gaps that need to be addressed. By doing this,the report aims to identify opportunities for improvement and influence the development of clear national guidelines.