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) covers 2011 data from 171 (95.9%) English neonatal units. The methodology used is outlined in a document.
The(PDF, 4.4MB) of the report contains additional information and analyses.
Thesummarises those areas which parents and carers might find most interesting.
The(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 funded 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.
This year's NNAP/NDAU Collaborators Meeting took place on 5 February 2013. The event provided an overview of the progress to date, current work and gave delegates the opportunity to contribute to the future of the National Neonatal Audit Programme.
Presentations from the day can be found here
The eighth NNAP newsletter is now available:
166 (100%) units in England are now submitting data to the audit:
- DF, 308KB, 3 pages)
Questions for the 2013 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
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