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Current clinical practice in neonatologist-performed echocardiography in the UK
  1. Yogen Singh1,2
  1. 1Neonatology/Paediatric Cardiology, Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yogen Singh, Neonatology/Paediatric Cardiology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK; Yogen.Singh{at}nhs.net

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Bedside point of care echocardiography can provide valuable anatomical and physiological information to make timely and accurate clinical decisions while managing sick infants in the intensive care unit. Neonatologist-performed echocardiography (NPE) is rapidly being adopted in the clinical practice. Recently, three major expert consensus statements have been published to standardise the clinical practice and promote a structured training across the world1–3; including the Expert Consensus Statement on ‘Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE): training and accreditation in the UK’.

There is no robust data available on the number of neonatologists performing echocardiography or their current clinical practice in the UK. This study was performed to evaluate the current clinical practice in …

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