National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP)
The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) has been established with the aim of informing good clinical practice in aspects of neonatal care by auditing national standards.
The(PDF, 2MB, 124 pages) covers 2012 data from 174 (97%) English and Welsh neonatal units. The methodology used is outlined in a document.
Theof the report contains additional information and analyses.
Theummarises those areas which parents and carers might find most interesting.
The These final questions look to the future. The follow up data at two years post term is very incomplete and these results confirm NNAP’s concerns about future problems with data collection. They will inform planning of the audit in the years to come.PDF, 105KB, 6 pages) document is available which outlines performance indicators, the detection and management of outlier units and how the audit will monitor change.
NNAP was established in January 2006 and is currently commissioned until March 2014 by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). The audit addresses eleven questions and collects data on every baby admitted to a neonatal unit. From October 2008 units are named in all NNAP reports.
The overall aims of the audit are:
- to assess whether babies requiring specialist neonatal care receive consistent high quality care across England and Wales in relation to the audit questions;
- to identify areas for improvement in relation to service delivery and the outcomes of care.
NNAP/ NDAU Collaborator's Meeting
The next NNAP/NDAU Collaborator's Meeting will take place on Monday 3 March 2014 at the Institute of Education, Russell Square, London.
This annual meeting provides an overview of the progress to date, current work and gives delegates the opportunity to contrubute to the future of the NNAP. To register for this meeting please contact email@example.com
This year we are giving you the opportunity to present your local research and audit projects based on the electronic patient records collected on your neonatal and maternity units.
The work may be complete or presented at a preliminary stage, in which case a poster must be designed to provoke discussion and speculation about possible findings, the techniques needed to elicit them and the originality and value to work. Entry is by competitive short-listing. Please submit TWO 500 word abtracts by Friday 24 January 2014. One showing your name and institution and the other should be anonymised for appraisal.
Authors of accepted papers will be expected to attend the Collaborator's Meeting and bring an A3 poster (portrait orientation) detailing their work so it can be displayed.
Presentations from the 2013 meeting can be found here
The nineth (August 2013) NNAP newsletter is now availableand It contains the results from our User Survey which was conducted in February 2013
174 (97%) units in England and Wales are now submitting data to the audit:
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Questions for the 2014 audit can be found below:
We have produced NNAP Data Entry Guidelines which outlines the data items on thePDF, 3.98MB, 40 Pages) and patient record systems which will be used in NNAP analyses from 1 January 2013.
The full data set can be found on the NDAU website.
NNAP is auditing the health status of babies <30+0 weeks gestation at birth. The electronic form available on the Neonatal.net is the preferred method, but if a paper version is required, it can be downloaded here:
- NNAP two-year outcome form (PDF, 63KB, 2 pages)
NNAP was identified as an eligible audit in Prime Minister David Cameron's transparency agenda. See the NNAP - transparency and open data page for more information.
We have produced the following leaflets for use on the neonatal unit:
- (PDF, 958KB, 4 pages)
- (PDF, 330KB, 4 pages)
Please email NNAP if you would like a supply of these leaflets to be sent to your unit.
For further details please contact NNAP