The Care Quality Commission has announced that it will be reviewing neonatal services that assist with helping infants with deteriorating health.
According to the Care Quality Commission, the review will be looking at how care management is handed over from one service to another, providing continuous care for infants.
Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, Professor Edward Baker said: “Our review aims to look at how services are managing new born infants with severe health complications, and how each of the respective services involved in the care work together.”
The Care Quality Commission plans to work closely with an advisory group that is made up of professional bodies to conduct the review.
“Everyone has the right to care which is safe and effective, but we know from our inspections of maternity services that there is a marked difference in the quality of care provided. We want to highlight good practice so that it can be shared, but also to identify what is stopping hospitals from providing good and outstanding care.”
The review is expected to be carried out in September 2015 and will be published in spring 2016.
For more information about the review, visit The Care Quality Commission’s website here.
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