Development sources

Evidence sources

The documents below contain clinical guideline recommendations or other recommendations that were used by the TEG to develop the quality standard statements and measures. This NICE quality standard is based on consensus documentation as there was no relevant NICE guidance or NHS Evidence accredited sources available.

Department of Health (2009) Toolkit for high quality neonatal services.

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (2010) Service standards for hospitals providing neonatal care.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2008) Standards for maternity care: report of a working party.

Policy context

It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:

Department of Health (2009) Toolkit for high quality neonatal services.