NNAP conference 2022 presentations

On 8 June 2022 the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) held our first conference in more than three years. This hybrid event enabled stakeholders to come together in person and virtually to learn how NNAP data is being used to improve neonatal care. Delegates had the opportunity to listen to a range of experts in the field as well hear from neonatal teams involved in quality improvement work.


The NNAP was fortunate to have a wide range of presenters including Dr Karen Luyt, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Bristol University and Caroline Lee- Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss. You can watch all of this year's presentations by expanding each section below:


Dr Sam Oddie, NNAP clinical lead, outlines the work of the NNAP and key findings from the report on 2020 data. He also looks ahead to plans for the audit for the coming three years.

Neonatal follow up

Dr Anusha Arasu, Chair of BANFUU, outlines the steps that need to be taken to improve the rate of neonatal follow up.


Dr Sarah Bates, BAPM Quality Lead, outlines the impact of the PERIPrem programme's implementation in reducing injury in premature birth.

NNAP Q&A session

Dr Sam Oddie answers delegates' questions about the audit.

Minimising the impact of late onset infection

Dr Jim Gray, Consultant Microbiologist, explains how the NICE guidance can be used to influence infection prevention and minimise the impact of late-onset infection in neonatal care.

Prevention of intraventricular haemorrhage

Dr Karen Luyt, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, outlines the measures that can be used to prevent newborn brain injury and death. 

Quality Improvement presentation 1

Dr Yee Mon Aung, Locum Consultant Paediatrician, explains what steps her team took to improve the rate of on-time ROP (retinopathy of prematurity) screening at West Cumberland Hospital.

 Quality Improvement presentation 2 

Anda Bowring, ANNP, outlines how neonatal units in the Thames Valley ODN improved rates of deferred clamping.

Quality Improvement presentation 3

Dr Nithya Lakshmipathy, Neonatology Registrar, outlines how her neonatal team improved the number of babies receiving breastmilk at discharge from St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.

 HUG: Involving families in neonatal care

Dr Neil Patel, Consultant Neonatologist, shares the steps he and his colleagues have taken to involve families in caring for the babies on their neonatal unit.

Addressing health inequalities in neonatal care

Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss, outlines how her charity is tackling a range of inequalities that babies and parents experience in neonatal care. 

View the full playlist of Conference videos on YouTube

Future NNAP events

If you have suggsetions for topics you would like discussed at future NNAP events, please email the team on nnap@rcpch.ac.uk.