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.
The Neonatal Committee was formed in 2003 and was the first of APCP's Specialist Committees.
The Neonatal Committee consists of up to 12 nationally elected members.
Current key objectives and strategies for the APCP Neonatal Committee are set out in the Neonatal Committee Five Year Plan for 2015-2020.
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.
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.
Additional Resources and Information
- Introduction to Neonatal Care for Therapists
- Annual Study Day for Professionals Working in Neonatal Care
- APCP Neonatal Competence Frameworks (for members only)
- Staffing Recommendations (for members only)
- Tummy Time Poster
Details of scheduled events can be found on the Courses and Events pages.