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NNAP/NDAU collaborators' meeting - March 2014





NNAP/NDAU 5th Collaborators' meeting 2015

The 5th annual meeting will provide delegates with the opportunity to receive a full overview of the current work that is being undertakne by the NNAP and to contribute their views on the future direction of the programme.

The meeting will focus on quality improvement within neonatology, providing examples of initiatives that have been successful to date and raising points of discussion on how the NNAP can work with key stakeholders in order to be adapted to further encourage quality imrpveoment across neonatal care in future.

Attendance from all multidisciplinary team members working in neonatal care is encouraged as well as audit department staff, managers and commissioners. 

RCPCH has approved this activity for 4.5 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.  

The programme for the day will be as follows:

09.00 - 10.00 Registration

Chair’s Welcome: Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU), Imperial College London, C&WH

  • National Neonatal Audit Programme Update - Dr Sam Oddie, NNAP Clinical Lead, Consultant Neonatologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • My Story (Parent/Carer experience) - Ms Jo Fraser
  • Quality Improvement in reducing infection: an example from Edinburgh - Dr Clare Smith, Consultant Neonatologist at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 
  • What can data do to improve quality on a NNU: examples from VON and the SPIN Study - Dr Alison Leaf, Consultant Neonatologist, University Hospital, Southampton
  • Driving Quality Improvement in neonatology: role of BAPM - Dr Gopi Menon, Consultant Neonatologist, Honorary Secretary, British Association of Perinatal Medicine

Afternoon Chair: Dr Sam Oddie, NNAP Clinical Lead, Consultant Neonatologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop sessions

  • Analysing the data from the breast milk question in NNAP: how best to compare units?
  • Measuring bloodstream infection in NNUs
  • Reducing hypothermia: what role can NNAP play?
  • How to identify and develop new NNAP questions?
  • Improving communication with parents and parental experience: can we measure more, and improve more, using NNAP?

Workshop feedback: sharing ideas

  • How should NNAP attribute outcomes? - Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU), Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Quality improvement in the neonatal unit – how can nurses contribute? - Ms Denise Evans, Lead Nurse (North) Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal ODN 
  • Using magnesium to reduce cerebral palsy in preterm infants: a quality improvement initiative - Dr Karen Luyt, Consultant Senior Lecturer, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol

Closing comments 

16:00 Close 

Lunch and refereshments will be provided.

Register online for this event. There is no charge for the event.

2013 NNAP annual report - available now

The 2013 NNAP annual report (extended online version), which covers the period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013, is now available to download - go to NNAP report.

The published version of the report will be circulated in due course.

New audit questions

NNAP welcome carefully thought out new questions, or revisions to existing questions.

During 2014 a proposal for reporting on Chronic Lung Disease has been developed, and the Project Board has agreed that this question will be analysed on the 2014 data. Pending discussions it is possible that this will be analysed on a three-year epoch, including data from 2013, 2014 and 2015, with a first report due in summer 2016. Details will be released in the upcoming NNAP newsletter when these are finalised.

Clinical Reference Advisory Group

NNAP has formed a newly created Clinical Reference Advisory Group (CRAG) as part of its two-year development plan.

The aim of this group of clinicians is to provide a clinician's perspective on NNAP, to suggest, develop and implement new questions, and to help provide critical review of previous questions. NNAP will work constructively with clinicians through this body, British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) and other contacts with the clinical community.

If you have views on NNAP – share them with us at nnap@rcpch.ac.uk.

‘Developing the future of the NNAP' - survey results

This survey in June 2014 aimed to help the NNAP Project Board better understand the views of neonatal colleagues in England and Wales, and to develop the work of the programme in a responsive and inclusive manner.

Survey results (PDF, 992KB, 81 pages)

NNAP/ NDAU collaborators' meeting 2014

The NNAP / Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU) collaborators' meeting took place on 3 March 2014 at the Institute of Education, London. The event was attended by 95 delegates from neonatal units in England and Wales.

The meeting provided an overview of the progress to date, current work and gave delegates the opportunity to contrubute to the future of the NNAP.


Collab meeting 2_0.jpgNicola Fitz-Simon: Case Mix Adjustment (18 Pages, 532KB)

Dr Sam Oddie: NNAP Update (28 Pages, 763KB)

Dr Angela Huertas: How do we achieve high rates of follow up at 2years?

Dr Roshan Adappa: Defining Chronic Lung Disease for NNAP (15 Pages, 247KB)

Prof Neena Modi: Wide Use of Data Recorded Once

Michele Upton: Quality Improvment  (29 Pages, 881KB)

Dr Sam Oddie: ROP Screening Debate 1 (15 Pages, 538KB) 

Prof Andrew Wilkinson: ROP Screening Debate 2

Dr Gill Adams: ROP Screening Debate 3 (4 Pages, 234KB)


October 2014

February 2014  (PDF 124KB, 2 Pages)

December 2013


174 (97%) units in England and Wales are now submitting data to the audit.

NNAP list of participating neonatal units (PDF, 308KB, 3 pages)

Units wishing to report amendments to this list, which also appears on the NDAU website, please contact the NNAP Project Administrator on nnap@rcpch.ac.uk.


Leaflets are available for use on the neonatal unit.

Guide for parents and carers 2014 (PDF, 233KB, 4 pages)

Leaflet for neonatal staff 2014 (PDF, 481KB, 4 pages)

If you would like a supply of these leaflets for your unit, please contact NNAP on on nnap@rcpch.ac.uk


Email: nnap@rcpch.ac.uk