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Publications for health professionals

On this page we provide you with a range of useful publications to support you delivering high quality family-centred care on your unit. Some of the information booklets are available to order as printed publications from our shop

Bliss baby charter booklet 

The Bliss baby charter recognises and rewards neonatal units across the country for delivering consistent high quality family-centred care. This booklet is a support tool to assist unit staff in self assessing how well the unit is delivering against the standards.

For more information about the Bliss baby charter or for support through the audit cycle please contact


Community Health Professionals Information Guide (CPIG)

132-page guide for health visitors and community professionals. Tailored directly to the information needs of community health professionals. Content includes parent stories, a community liaison case study, practical tips, and a discharge checklist. Visit the shop to order a printed copy, or download it below.


What to do if your baby stops breathing - resuscitation video

Bliss partnered with NHS Ayrshire and Arran to produce this video, to help parents identify if their baby has stopped breathing and how to resuscitate them. You can also view the video online here:

POPPY – Family centred care in neonatal units

A summary of research results and recommendations from the POPPY project. This report highlights a range of good practices in neonatal units. It calls for all units to review and update their current provision and take steps to provide comprehensive family-centred care. The report also includes a good practice checklist for units.


“You said… we did” – meeting the promise of measuring parents’ experience of neonatal care

This report highlights the need for neonatal units and networks across the country to pay particular attention to how a parents’ experience and perspective is gathered and used to inform service planning and delivery. It draws on information from a national survey and consultation carried out by Bliss.


Bliss Briefings
Bliss Briefings contain information on some of the latest research happening in neonatal care. To see more about how Bliss supports research click here.

The Standardised Concentrated Added Macronutrients Parenteral (SCAMP) nutrition study

Discussion paper on the use of Breast Milk Fortifiers in the Feeding of Preterm Infants
Caroline King and Sue Bell


Discussion paper on the research findings of the lived experiences of first time fathers with a preterm infant in a neonatal intensive care unit
Dr Liz Crathern


Understanding and Supporting Preterm Breastfeeding as Optimum Nutrition


Listening to Parents after Stillbirth or death of their baby after birth



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