On 23 February 2017 a Patient Safety Resource Alert was issued by NHS Improvement to support NHS providers to reduce harm leading to avoidable admissions of full-term babies. Implementation of the alert is mandatory and providers are asked to address the requirements of the alert as soon as possible and to have completed all actions by 23 August 2017. The resources to support safer care for full-term babies were developed as part of the Atain programme (Avoiding term admissions into neonatal units). The resource pack explains findings and how these can be used to identify local improvement priorities; provides suggestions for local case review after unplanned admissions of full-term babies; signposts to a range of resources, academic journal publications, guidelines and e-learning from a number of organisations, and provides links to open access journal articles.
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