The Neonatal Committee focuses on work with neonates and ex-preterm infants and supports the role of physiotherapists working in neonatal units or in-reaching from the community.
Aspects of neonatal care include: respiratory care, developmentally supportive care, neurological assessment, follow up of the high risk infant and orthopaedic services specific to neonates.
The Neonatal Group was formed in 2003 and was the first of APCP's Specialist Committees.
The Neonatal Committee consists of up to 12 nationally elected members.
Committee vacancies will be advertised annually and so any members wishing to get more actively involved should look out for details of these.
Current key objectives and strategies for the APCP Neonatal Committee are set out in the Neonatal Committee Five Year Plan for 2015-2020
Neonatal Committee Five Year Plan
The Neonatal Comittee can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neonatal Courses and Publications
Neonatal Committee Promoting Neonatal Physiotherapy
The Neonatal Committee also promotes neonatal physiotherapy at a variety of levels and is represented on the BLISS Developmental Care Interest Group and are developing links with British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM). It also collaborated with the government’s Neonatal Taskforce review to produce standards for AHP involvement in neonatal care and with BAPM to revise standards for physiotherapy in neonatal care.