Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Parents or carers of a preterm baby have an agreed discharge plan.

Statement 2 Parents or carers of a preterm baby who is eligible for enhanced developmental support are provided with a single point of contact for outreach care within the neonatal service.

Statement 3 Children born preterm who are eligible for enhanced developmental surveillance have at least 2 follow-up appointments in the first year and an assessment at 2 years that focus on development.

Statement 4 Children born before 28+0 weeks' gestation have a developmental assessment at 4 years.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on people's experiences using adult NHS services (see the NICE Pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services).

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing services for the developmental follow-up of babies, children and young people under 18 years who were born preterm (before 37+0 weeks of pregnancy) include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.