Who we are
The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is a multiprofessional membership association and an affiliated specialist society of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the RCOG.
BAPM is generally recognised as the foremost professional group working in newborn care in the UK. We have approximately 1500 members comprising neonatologists, obstetricians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in the field of perinatal medicine.
BAPM wants every pregnant woman, newly delivered mother and baby to receive the most appropriate health care for their needs and works to encourage a more structured, collaborative approach to caring for pregnant women, newly delivered mothers and newborn babies.
What we do
Our mission is to improve standards of perinatal care by supporting all those involved in perinatal care to optimise their skills and knowledge, deliver and share high quality safe and innovative practice, undertake research, and promote the needs of babies and their families.
How we do this
We work to achieve our aims by:
- Promoting and improving high quality perinatal care
- Providing support and advocacy for perinatal professionals
- Promoting research and innovation in perinatal care
- Providing advocacy for babies and their families