Optimising neonatal service provision for preterm babies born between 27 and 31 weeks of gestation in England, using national data, qualitative research and economic analysis.
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The overarching aim of the project is to improve neonatal service delivery for babies born between 27 and 31 weeks of gestation in England, by providing evidence-based data for the development of national policy, on the optimal place of care for such babies.
This study is supported by the neonatal advisory body within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM), the Neonatal Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and Bliss the leading UK charity for babies born premature or sick.
A collaborating LNU panel, comprising local neonatal team members, and a study steering committee will be established to guide the project.
The study outcomes will be used to produce national recommendations, which will be used to guide the commissioning and delivery of future neonatal health services in England.
This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, Health Services and Delivery Research Stream, Project number 15/70/104
RWT Sponsor Protocol number: 2016NEO87
The Research is registered on the Clinicaltrials.gov database - NCT02994849
Research Ethics approval - IRAS Reference No 212034
ISRCTN registry ID - ISRCTN74230187
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Individual Trusts are able to claim CRN accruals from the period August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust will do this for individual Trusts: see supporting information below.
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