Newborn and Infant Physical Examination
Education and Training for the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme
The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE) offers parents of newborn babies the opportunity to have their child examined shortly after birth. The examination includes a general physical check as well as an examination of the baby’s eyes, heart, hips and testes in boys. The examination is repeated at 6 to 8 weeks, usually by a GP.
For details of the examinations, policy details and patient information please visit the programme website.
Education and Training resources include the following:
- Professional information about the programme
- Frequently asked questions
- Specialist training for midwives in the examination itself is offered by a number of educational institutions throughout England. Please contact your regional QA team for more details
- New systems are under development to help support consistent and efficient record keeping for the newborn and infant physical examinations. During 2009-10 the NIPE Programme will be providing training for healthcare professionals around use of the new IT system and other processes. Please look on the programme website for more details
- An e-Learning module for clinical staff undertaking the examination