NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.
This quality standard covers the recognition and management of neonatal jaundice in newborn babies (both term and preterm) from birth to 28 days in primary care (including community care) and secondary care. It does not cover babies with jaundice who need surgery to correct the underlying cause, or the management of conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia in babies.
This quality standard was previously called neonatal jaundice.