Neonatal Follow-Up Clinics Work Group
In 2013, the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) convened the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic Work Group (NFUC-WG) to examine the current state of Neonatal Follow-Up Clinics (NFUCs) in the province and to make recommendations for best practice. The NFUC-WG included clinicians and administrators, as well as representation from Ontario’s children’s treatment centres, and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. The work group’s report details the current state of NFUCs in Ontario and includes a series of clinic and broader system recommendations to address the needs of the NFUC population as well as leveraging existing resources within the healthcare system. The report and its recommendations were unanimously approved by the PCMCH Board on June 22nd, 2015.
In September 2015, the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinics Implementation Committee was convened to advance the recommendations of the NFUC-WG Report. The Committee consists of representatives from various clinics across the province.
The aims of this Committee are as follows:
1. To reduce variability of practice among NFUCs and align standards;
2. Create a strategy and implement the clinic recommendations in collaboration with NFUCs;
3. Create a strategy and implement the broader system recommendations in collaboration with relevant provincial Ministries; and
4. Develop an evaluation framework with indicators to assess the process and impact of applying the recommendations.
You can view the tools and resources developed by this committee here.