This quality standard covers recognising and managing jaundice in newborn babies (neonatal jaundice), from birth to 28 days, in primary care (including community care) and secondary care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover care of babies with jaundice who need surgery to correct the underlying cause, or managing conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia in babies.

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