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).
BAPM is generally recognised as the foremost professional group working in newborn care in the UK. We have approximately 900 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 aim is to support newborn babies and their families by providing services that help all those involved in perinatal practice to improve the standards of perinatal care across the British Isles.
How we do this
We work to achieve our aims by:
- Publishing standards and providing guidance on good management and care
- Providing postgraduate educational meetings throughout the year
- Facilitating clinical trials and other research
- Advising on training and education in perinatal practice
- Providing advice to the UK government and other professional bodies on developing and improving perinatal care
- Raising awareness of and proactively influencing the policy environment in which perinatal care is delivered
- Auditing and monitoring the outcome, structure and function of perinatal care for babies and their families
- Fostering fellowship and collaboration among those involved in the care of the pregnant woman, mother and baby