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Newborn Clinical Network

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Purpose of the Network

The Newborn Clinical Network was established in 2013 with the aim to provide clinical leadership in the development and maintenance of a sustainable nation-wide, clinical service for newborns as close to home as is practicable. Given the size and range of newborn services, we are interested in particular in advocating for the provision of equitable high quality newborn care in New Zealand.

We have medical and nursing leaders from across New Zealand from both the large (Level 3) and smaller (Level 2) centres. The lead regional level 3 units have always supported their level 2 units and we wish to add to that with national practice recommendations as decided by the network group. Consensus statements with organisations such as NZ College of Midwives (NZCOM) and Ophthalmology and monitoring and auditing of services to inform continuous quality improvement have been undertaken so far. Our workforce and unit capacity issues are discussed with the Ministry of Health and we link with the NZ Neonatal Nurses Aoteroa and the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) on education and quality improvement activities.

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