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COVID-19 Professional Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection and Pregnancy; Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, published Wednesday 18th March 2020

Please click here for the guide to running clinics remotely using AccuRx

Information on Suction: Closed-suction Suction SOP 2018Suction Competencies 2018 – Ordering of (Inline suction catheters) via NHS supply chain – The brand is Trach Care – Supplier Avanos Medical UK Limited. Reference codes used for OUH are – 195-5, 196-4, 197-5, 198-5.

Maternity Transformation Programme Bulletin no.7 9th April 2020

SONeT update Covid-19 SOP Infants with Suspected or confirmed Covid-19 infection v3 14th April 2020 and Covid-19 PPE Guidance

Supplier for a Video Laryngoscope.

BAPM neonatal guidance FAQ 8th April 2020

BANNFU Guidance and Presentation for telephone and video Clinics

PPE Testing and Isolation Dr. David Evans

Template for Coivd-19 Parent information letter BPD

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Information for Parents and Carers; including COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 are being felt all over the world, and the neonatal community is no exception. Bliss is keeping up yo date with the latest evidence and guidance in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, and we’ve already produced new information specifically for parents of babies born premature or sick.

Bliss, Statement Parental access and involvement during Coivd-19

NHSE/I have published two postnatal leaflets on 8th April 2020 please follow the links Illness on newborn babies and Coronavirus: Parent Information for newborn babies.

VCreate – Taking care of yourself during Covid-19, please watch this video ‘guide for parents with babies in neonatal units

Bliss  – Our vision is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.  https://www.bliss.org.uk/

best beginnings – Small Wonders are 12 bite-size films following families and their journey in neo-natal units. https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/small-wonders

Unicef – Valuing parents as partners in the care of their baby is at the core of the Baby Friendly Initiative neonatal standards  https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/parents-as-partners-in-care/

Medicines for Children – Practical and reliable advice about giving medicine to your child. https://www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk/

Sands – Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We work to reduce the number of babies dying and to improve care and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby https://www.sands.org.uk/

Contact for families with disabled children – For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability, we’re here. https://contact.org.uk/

Healthier together – The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. https://what0-18.nhs.uk/

DadPad – Being a new dad can be a difficult thing to come to terms with. However, being the parent of a child in neonatal care potentially brings even more complex emotions and problems, as well as a wealth of complex information to digest. https://thedadpad.co.uk/neonatal/

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal - Our Work

TV&W Nurse Education

Network Neonatal Education Programme 

COVID-19 Information;

TV&W Neonatal Band 2-4 Nursing competencies 

Please click here for the Education Pack and Workbook , supporting a mother to establish lactation, build a milk supply and go on to breastfeed her premature or sick baby.

Please click here for a useful tool for the Provision of Breast Milk

Induction to NICU for non NICU Staff during COVID outbreak

Please follow this link to the homepage of the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Nursing Qualified in Specialty (QIS) Pilot Programme.

Please follow this link to the Neonatal Medicines Management

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TW&W Neonatal Transfer Group

SONeT Neonatal Transport Service

SONeT (Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transport Service) provides specialist transport for neonatal patients resident in Thames Valley & Wessex to be transferred to the nearest appropriate hospital for the level of care that they require. The service is collaboration between Oxford University Hospitals and University Hospital Southampton.

There is close co-operation between the SONeT hub teams and the regional Paediatric Intensive Care retrieval service SORT ( Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team) to provide a comprehensive service for Thames Valley and Wessex.

SONeT Guidelines


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TV&W Neonatal SIM

This section is designed to provide units with suggested simulation scenarios which have been checked for accuracy and ratified for use. They may be used and adapted to local needs if required. Some scenarios may require more adaptation than others depending on local processes and protocols.
Scenarios are also available on the STAR App.


  PIER website
Any feedback, please contact mailto:england.tv-w.neonatalnetwork@nhs.net

Simulation Scenarios

Simulation photos

MRSA Infection Prevention

Bile stained vomiting

Fetomaternal haemorrhage.

Preterm stabilisation

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TV&W Guidelines, Policies and Information booklets

Nursing Guidelines

Behavioural Cues

Care of a PVL Guideline

Chest Drain Guideline

Consideration of Light Guideline

CVL Guideline

Discharge Planning Guideline

Documentation Guidance

Environmental Humidification Guideline

Immunisation Competency Framework

IV Cannulation Workbook

Light Guideline

Mouth Care Guideline

Nasal HFT

Noise Guideline

Non Nutritive Sucking Guideline

Non Nutritive Sucking – Parents Information Leaflet

Nursing Care of CPAP or Bi Phasic CPAP

Pain assessment, management and minimisation Guideline

Palliative Care Guideline

Phototherapy Guideline

Positioning and Handling on the Neonatal Unit

Positive Touch Guideline

Privacy, Dignity and Respect Guideline

Skin Integrity Guideline

Spiritual Care Guideline

Suction Competencies 2018

Suction Guideline

Suction SOP 2018

Taste & Smell Guideline

Taste & Smell Booklet – Parents Information

Therapeutic Cooling Guideline

TV Surfactant Guideline

Umbilical Cord Care Guideline

Wessex Perinatal Palliative Care Guideline

Wound Care Guideline

Clinical Guidelines

Targeting Oxygen Saturations Guideline

Therapeutic Cooling Guideline Medical

TV&W ROP Care Pathway 

TV PDA in Preterm Infants Guideline

TV&W Cardiac Care Pathway Final August 2018

TV&W Surgical Care Pathway

TV Network Surfactant Guideline – Final Feb ’17 – v4 approved

TV Stabilisation & Resus of the preterm infant (<32wks)

TV Guideline for NAS – v2.1 FINAL Oct 2017

Wessex Bilious Vomiting Pathway – Malrotation guideline final Feb ’15 – reviewed Apr’17 v1.9 approved

Wessex Guideline for Nutritional Care of Infants – UHS May ’16 – v2 Final October 2017

Postnatal Guidelines

Wessex Postnatal Ward Guideline


Child Death SOP Policy and TOR

Escalation Framework Policy

Exception Reporting Policy

Mortality Review template FINAL Dec 2016 Ratified Oct 17

Policy on Development of Policies

Repatriation of neonates from NICU-LNU to the local SCU

TOR ODN Death Overview Policy

TOR ODN Governance Policy

Transfer Policy for LNU SCU 2018 Final Version ratified Sept 2018Exception Reporting Policy -reviewed June 18 Final version


Cardiac Pathway

Information Booklets

Parent Information booklet Extremely high risk or 20-21 wks gestation

Parent Information booklet high risk or 22-24wks gestation

Parent Information booklet moderate risk or 25wks gestation

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