UK – NICE guidance could avert 1,000 neonatal admissions

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended in a guidance that neonatal transfer services are available to provide babies with safe and efficient transfers to and from specialist neonatal care services.

The organisation says that regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, as highlighted in its impact report.

The report focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care, which refers to the care a baby born premature or sick receives in a neonatal unit.

From 2016 to 2019, the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) ran a project to increase the use of NICE guidance on twin and triplet pregnancies in maternity units across England, and saw a 65% reduction in neonatal admissions and a 60% reduction in emergency caesarean section rate…