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The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH) are developed by a pan-European network consisting of healthcare professionals and parent representatives. Their main aim is to address the disparities in provision and quality of care existing in Europe.

More information on the complex development process, the history and the people behind the ESCNH, the lifecycle of a standard and everything else you need to know about the ESCNH can be found below.

Please click on the icons below to select one of the standard topics:

Birth & transfer
Ethical decisions
NICU design
Care procedures
Follow-up & continuing care
Data collection & documentation
Infant- & family-centred developmental care
Patient safety & hygiene practice
Education & training
Medical care & clinical practice