Speech and language therapy referrals following Bayley-III developmental assessment on ex-preterms (2019)

Type of publication:
Journal article

*Ray, Sagarika

Infant; Sep 2019; vol. 15 (no. 5); p. 192-194

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance recommends multidisciplinary team input during enhanced developmental surveillance for up to two years corrected age in ex-preterm children. However, achieving this may be challenging because of resource constraints. There is a lack of nationally comparable data on neonatal follow-up programmes and outcomes. This article describes a service evaluation of a local neonatal follow-up programme and the role of quality assurance while aspiring to meet NICE recommendations.