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Parent Information Leaflets

The network is developing common guidelines and standardising practice to benefit not only the babies but also the families by reducing the amount of conflicting advice they receive, which is an area of concern often reported by families nationally. The need to develop common information leaflets for parents across the network has been identified. These will be displayed on this page as they become available.

Network Parent Information Leaflets:

Information for Pregnant Women (July 2017)

Echocardiogram Parent Information Leaflet

Follow Up Assessment Parent Information Leaflet

Follow up Assessment Explanation of Scores

Head Scan Parent Information Leaflet

Care for Premature & Sick Babies in the Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country Newborn and Maternity Network Parent & Primary Healthcare Professional Leaflet

Care for Premature & Sick Babies in the Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country Newborn and Maternity Network Parent Information Leaflet

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Premature Babies Information Leaflet for parents/carers January 2015 

West Midlands Parent Information Leaflets:

Newborn Transport Service Parents/Carers Information Leaflet

A Project Group involving Birmingham Children’s and Women’s Hospitals has been looking at the care pathways for babies delivered with anomalies requiring surgery.  One of the outcomes from the Group are a set of standard Patient Information Leaflets for use across the West Midlands, please see below:

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Cystic Hygroma

Duodenal Atresia



Hirschsprungs Disease

Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC)

Oesophageal Atreasia

Sacroccygeal Teratoma (SCT)

Small Bowel Atresia

Welcome to the Neonatal Surgical Ward at Birmingham Children's Hospital

National Parent Information:

From Bump to Breastfeeding: following real mothers' stories to find out how is being given across the UK to pregnant women by their midwife.  Click the link to watch the DVD or order your copy online.  The health benefits of breastfeeding to mother and child are huge.

National Neonatal Audit Programme

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) has been established with the aim of informing good clinical practice in aspects of neonatal care by auditing national standards.

The overall aims of the audit are:

  • to assess whether babies requiring specialist neonatal care receive consistent high quality care across England and Wales in relation to the audit questions;
  • to identify areas for improvement in relation to service delivery and the outcomes of care; and
  • to set up a mechnism for ensuring high quality care in neonatal services in the future. 

TB, BCG vaccine and your baby

BLISS Parent Information and Support:

Parent information and support can be found on the BLISS website.  BLISS, the premature and sick baby charity, is dedicated to ensuring that more babies survive, have the best possible quality of life and that their parents and families get the support they need.  Bliss offers a wide range of information for the parents and families of premature and sick babies, as well as for health care professionals working with families, click on the link to print or download Bliss booklets and factsheets in various languages.