The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH) are an interdisciplinary European collaboration to develop and update standards of care for key topics in newborn health. More than 220 healthcare professionals of different professions, parent representatives, and selected industry specialists from over 30 countries joined forces. The ESCNH focus on the treatment and care of preterm and sick newborn babies from hospital to school age.
Initiated by the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), the ESCNH serve as a reference for developing binding national guidelines, protocols, or laws (depending on the local situation).
If you want to learn more about the project, why it was developed, and who is involved, head over to the About section.
If you want to find out more about the science behind the standards themselves, how they are developed, and how quality is ensured, take a look at our Methods page.
Existing standards are regularly revised and updated, and new standards are added as well. We explain the processes on our Lifecycle pages.