The newborn and infant physical examination is offered to all babies in Wales. The main aims of the examination are to:
The NIPEC examination must be completed by a trained practitioner who is competent to undertake all elements of the newborn screening examination and who has undergone relevant training. This can be a midwife, nurse, health visitor, doctor, or physician associate.
The resources below have been developed to support NIPEC practitioners with their continuing professional development (CPD) with an aim of standardising the approach across Wales. Links to the Welsh Government’s NIPEC Guidance can also be found here.