Your baby's care - measuring standards and improving neonatal care (2017)

This is a guide for parents and carers to the NNAP (National Neonatal Audit Programme) 2017 annual report on 2016 data.

Mum and young baby in hospital

One in eight babies born in the UK will spend at least a few days in hospital in a neonatal unit. These units specialise in looking after babies who are born early, with a low weight or who have a medical condition that needs special treatment. 

What does NNAP do for you and your baby? We monitor whether the care that has been provided to babies and their families matches up to professionally agreed standards.

By describing areas which are good, and those which could be better, the NNAP helps hospitals, neonatal networks, and those who plan healthcare, to improve neonatal care.