This report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018.
One in seven babies born in the UK will spend at least a few days in hospital in a neonatal unit which specialises in looking after babies who are born early, with a low weight or who have a medical condition that needs specialist treatment.
As part of our commitment to training the global workforce, RCPCH Global runs educational opportunities, including UK-based face-to-face courses and eLearning.
Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services
11 July 2019
RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
20 December 2018
We are approaching the end of our first year of a quality improvement intervention in Rwandan district hospitals. RCPCH Global reflects on the successes and challenges of saving lives at birth in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Building a culture of care quality improvement - a dispatch from our combined perinatal programmes in Rwanda
4 December 2018
Mandy Lisle, a midwife working in our Rwandan Obstetric Care Programme in the country's capital city, tells us about the efforts of local health professionals and our 'Global Links' mentors to improve the care for mothers and babies.
The following case study from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust was included in the 2018 annual report on 2017 data, and highlights how NNAP results can be used as a basis for identifying, and undertaking, local quality improvement activities.
Think magnesium! A multidisciplinary approach to improve magnesium sulphate uptake - a case study for NNAP
This case study from Watford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust was included in the 2018 annual report on 2017 data, and highlights how some neonatal units have used NNAP results as a basis for identifying, and undertaking, local quality improvement activities.