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Editor—The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health produced recommendations on teaching and training junior doctors involved in neonatal resuscitation.1 These stated that all new staff members should receive an induction programme on neonatal resuscitation that includes practice with mannequins. All should also be familiarised with resuscitation equipment on labour wards and be appraised before being permitted to operate alone. Regular updates on neonatal resuscitation training are also recommended and ideally all junior staff's participation in resuscitation procedures should be formalised and documented.
We attempted to assess by telephone questionnaire the current position of neonatal resuscitation training in England and Wales, using a questionnaire of general professional trainees (GPTs). The questionnaire covered key areas within the college recommendations. An attempt within the questionnaire was made to assess …