Statement 1 Pregnant women whose babies are at risk of early-onset neonatal infection are offered intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis and given the first dose as soon as possible.
Statement 2 Pregnant women and newborn babies receive a comprehensive clinical assessment for the risks or indicators of early-onset neonatal infection.
Statement 3 Newborn babies who need antibiotic treatment receive it within 1 hour of the decision to treat.
Statement 4 Newborn babies who start antibiotic treatment for possible early-onset neonatal infection have their need for it reassessed at 36 hours.
Statement 5 Parents or carers of newborn babies in whom early-onset neonatal infection has been a concern are given verbal and written information about neonatal infection before discharge.
Statement 6 (placeholder) Antibiotic treatment for late-onset neonatal infection.
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 neonatal infection services include:
A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.