NNAP data and data access

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) collects data from neonatal units from across England and Wales and reports annually. Please see below for information about the data collection process and to find out how you can access NNAP data for research.

NNAP Online

This is our interactive reporting tool which provides access to audit results.

You can use NNAP Online to:

  • View an overall annual summary report for a chosen neonatal unit or network for 2014 to 2020 NNAP results
  • View and compare the results for specific NNAP audit measures for different units, unit designations or networks
  • View, via the outlier analysis section, whether a 2020 result for a unit or network is outside of the expected range
  • Download a unit specific poster of NNAP results for display in your unit

Data files and access

Data files from previous audit years are available on the past annual reports pages:

National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) past annual reports and data 2010-2015

National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) past annual reports and data 2016-2019

They are also available on data.gov.uk.

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

If you are interested in accessing unpublished data from the NNAP, you can download our data access policy below.

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 submit results for English and Welsh units to this project annually.

Find out more about NCAB

Data dictionary

You can view the full NNAP data dictionary for the 2021 data year on this webpage.