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.

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.