2022-09-11 / News
After an intensive development and coordination phase, six new standards were launched at the 12th UENPS Congress in Kraków.
Since the launch of the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH) in the European Parliament in 2018, they received much attention and international experts in neonatal care expressed great interest to support the standard development of yet underreported areas within the existing framework. Last year, 20 standards have been reassessed in a comprehensive revision process, which included an expert and a public consultation. This September, six new standards were launched at the UENPS congress in Kraków.
Areas covered by our new standards are:
“It fills me with joy to see how many medical experts across Europe are ready to share their valuable experiences and great knowledge to support the revision process of the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health and thus, help to ensure high-quality standards.”,
says Isabel Geiger, senior project manager for maternal and newborn health at EFCNI, who was closely involved in coordinating the revision of the existing as well as the launch of the new standards.
Our sincere thanks go to Congress President Professor Corrado Moretti (UENPS), Professor Charles Roehr (ESPR), and MCA Scientific Events for giving us the opportunity to present the new standards and the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health as a whole at the congress. It is at events like these, were we come into contact with experts and decision-makers who can help us to sustainably improve neonatal care in Europe.
For more information on the process of developing new standards, visit: Development of new standards – EFCNI – European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (newborn-health-standards.org)
For insights into the revision process of individual standards visit: Revision process – EFCNI – European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (newborn-health-standards.org)