This PSP was started as a result of a project funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The PSP was part of a wider research programme called 'Improving quality of care and outcome at very preterm birth'. The project was managed by the Social Research Science Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Peri-natal and neonatal interventions were included, although prevention was excluded. 386 people responded to the initial PSP survey, submitting 593 questions for the PSP to review.
The Preterm Birth PSP Top 10 was published in June 2014.