Clinical Standards and Quality Improvement team

Our programmes aim to improve the quality of clinical practice by ensuring that it is evidence-based, and that this evidence is well disseminated.

Our activities include developing guidelines, supporting members and specialist groups with guideline development, quality reviewing products, evaluating implementation of standards through clinical audit and developing resources to support clinical improvement at local and national level. Our work on medicines safety and overall patient safety is integrated into all our work areas and we work in partnership with national and charitable bodies.

Quality improvement projects and national clinical audits evaluate whether standards are being met and help improve the quality of care. We work with paediatric sub-specialty groups, paediatricians, clinical managers and networks - as well as children, young people and their families - to drive improvements.

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Recent content

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2018 NNAP/NDAU Collaborators’ meeting - presentations

Taking place on 27 April at the America Square Conference Centre, London, with more than 100 people attending, including parents, multidisciplinary neonatal unit staff members and neonatal network representatives. It offered a great opportunity to network and learn more about how data is being used ...
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Using NNAP data in peer review visits - a case study for NNAP

The following case study from Yorkshire and Humber Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (ODN) was included in the 2016 annual report to highlight how some neonatal networks and units have used NNAP results as a basis for identifying, and undertaking, local quality improvement activities.
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Increasing data completeness for two year follow up data - a case study for NNAP

The following case study was included in the 2016 National Neonatal Audit Programme annual report to highlight how some neonatal networks and units have used NNAP results as a basis for identifying and undertaking local quality improvement activities. It is presented by Dr Kate Palmer, Consultant Ne...
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Using results from the NNAP annual report to drive improvements in the rates of breast feeding at discharge from neonatal care - a case study for NNAP

The following case study was included in the 2016 National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) annual report to highlight how some neonatal networks and units have used NNAP results as a basis for identifying and undertaking local quality improvement activities.
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A new strategy for communicating the aims and outputs of the NNAP effectively to parents and families - a case study

This case study was included in the 2017 National Neonatal Audit Programme annual report to highlight how a neonatal unit has used its results from the National Neonatal Audit Programme as a basis to identify and implement local quality improvement activities. You can download the full case study be...