National Neonatal Audit Programme - Data dashboard

This clinical audit, commissioned by HQIP, aims to improve care to babies admitted to a neonatal unit in England, Scotland and Wales.

Our interactive dashboard shows data on our 10 performance metrics and is updated on a quarterly basis. The link to the dashboard is below.
Last modified
3 May 2024

About this dashboard

The dashboard presents results for each of the 10 NNAP performance metrics as annual rolling averages, updated quarterly. Results can be displayed for neonatal units, Integrated Care Systems and Health Boards (Wales and Scotland), and by neonatal network. There is detail on the Information and FAQ screens within the dashboard.

The dashboard was last updated on 23 January 2024. It includes:

  • England and Wales - results relating to babies admitted for neonatal care in an NHS neonatal unit between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2023, unless otherwise stated
  • Scotland - results relating to babies admitted for neonatal care in an NHS neonatal unit between 1 April 2022 and 31 December 2023, unless otherwise stated.

The data are provisional and may be subject to change between quarterly updates and before the publication of the NNAP annual summary report. Data are considered unassured until the first quarterly update after 1 April each year.

Results are calculated using the latest definition of the metric, so it is expected that results within the dashboard will vary from previously published results.

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The dashboard is hosted in Microsoft Power BI. For details on how to use it, download our user guide at the bottom of this page.

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Summary of the NNAP performance metrics

Click on the + sign for more information about each performance metric. For full details, you can download the NNAP 2023 measures guide on our NNAP measures page.

1. Mortality

Proportion of babies born between 24 weeks’ and 31 weeks’ gestational age inclusive who die before discharge home, or 44 weeks’ post-menstrual age (whichever occurs sooner).

2. Perinatal optimisation

Proportion of babies born at less than 34 weeks receiving all relevant optimal perinatal care component measure, which include:

  • antenatal steroids
  • antenatal magnesium sulphate
  • birth in a centre with a NICU
  • deferred cord clamping
  • normal temperature on admission and
  • breastmilk feeding in the first 2 days of life.
3. Complications of prematurity

Proportion of babies born between 24 and 31 weeks gestation inclusive who did not have a reported serious complication of prematurity, which include:

  • late onset bloodstream infection
  • necrotising enterocolitis
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • preterm brain injury
  • mortality.
4. Parent consultation

Proportion of admissions where there is there a documented consultation with parents by a senior member of the neonatal team within 24 hours of admission.

5. Parents on ward rounds

Proportion of baby care days which had a consultant-led ward round* with at least one parent included.

*Consultant ward round refers to any ward round where a consultant is in attendance, at any time of the day

6. Breastmilk feeding

Proportion of babies born at less than 34 weeks receiving their mother's own milk on day 14 and at discharge (composite metric).

7. Two-year follow up

Proportion of babies born at less than 30 weeks gestational age that received medical follow-up at two years gestationally corrected age.*

*18-30 months' gestationally corrected acceptable age range

8. ROP screening

Proportion of babies born at less than 31 weeks gestational age, or weighing less than 1501g at birth that undergo the first ROP (retinopathy of prematurity) screening according to the guideline.*

*UK screening of retinopathy of prematurity guideline.

9. Nurse staffing

Proportion of nursing shifts that are numerically staffed according to guidelines and service specification.

10. Non-invasive respiratory support

Proportion of babies born at less than 32 weeks gestation only receive non-invasive respiratory support during the first week of life.

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