Guidance

Newborn and infant physical examination: programme handbook

This document brings together all the guidelines that relate to the NHS newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme.

Documents

Appendix A: NIPE screening newborn pathway

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Appendix B: NIPE screening infant pathway

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Details

The purpose of this handbook is to inform and support best clinical practice in the NHS newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme.

This handbook offers guidance on the physical examination for newborns, infants, and babies in neonatal units. It refers to the 4 NIPE screening elements:

  • eyes
  • heart
  • hips
  • testes
Published 4 April 2016
Last updated 24 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated pathway appendices in accessible PDF formats.
  2. Minor correction to neonatal hip risk factors under Standard 4.
  3. Handbook updated and put into HTML format.
  4. First published.