This Framework describes the overarching principles to support the delivery of the specific recommendations within Best Start. A number of appendices are included to support implementation, sharing of resources and consistency of practice. It is envisaged that Health Boards and individual units will use this framework to support local service delivery recognising that some variation will occur as a consequence of demographics, and geography.
Leaflets for pregnant women whose babies may need neonatal care and for parents of babies Ready for Home following neonatal care can be accessed on the Parents page.
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Discharge planning flow chartDownload
Example of discharge checklistDownload
Pre transport check listDownload
ScotSTAR elective referralDownload
ScotSTAR referral formDownload
Flow chart for infectionDownload
Draft repatriation reporting Neonatal Services NHS ScotlandDownload
Pathway for infants requiring neonatal follow upDownload
Example pathway for infants requiring neonatal follow upDownload