National Neonatal Audit Programme - transparency and open data

Access data from NNAP, a National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) project, commissioned and managed by HQIP.


The NNAP publishes data annually on Data are reported by calendar year in the following autumn. For example, in October 2017 we published data for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

We include all units in England, Scotland and Wales who submit their data to the NNAP via BadgerNet. Neonatal units are identified by their hospital name.

We do not publish data about individual patients nor does our reporting contain any patient-identifiable data.

Data from the NNAP need careful interpretation. They should not be considered in isolation when assessing standards of care. To help you interpret the data, please see our annual report and our guides to NNAP measures for the relevant year.

You can download these data from the bottom of the page.

NNAP data published on NHS Choices

Clinical Outcomes Publication (COP) is an NHS England initiative, managed by HQIP, to publish quality measures at the level of individual consultant, team and unit level using national clinical audit and administrative data.

The following measures have been published on NHS Choices for the 2016 data year:

  • antenatal steroids
  • antenatal magnesium sulphate
  • normal temperature on admission for very preterm infants
  • parental consultation within 24 hours of admission
  • on-time screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • follow-up at two years of age.

Find out more about COP

NNAP data used in the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) project

NCAB provides a visual snapshot of individual Trust audit data set against individual national benchmarks. It is a collaboration between HQIP and CQC, which aims to enhance the way inspectors, medical directors, local clinical audit teams and others engage, interact with and share clinical audit data.

NNAP has been asked to submit 2016 data for the six indicators listed above, for English and Welsh units.

Find out more about NCAB

Data flow in the NNAP

A diagram of the flow of data in the NNAP can be downloaded below.

NNAP data protection impact assessment 

The NNAP has conducted a data protection impact assessment to help ensure that the project is compliant with GDPR and UK data protection legislation. You can download this document from the bottom of the page.