National Neonatal Audit Programme

One in seven babies in the UK need specialist care when they are born. They may be born too early, with a low birth weight or have a medical condition. Since 2006, our clinical audit aims to improve care to these babies.

Two-year old Henry holds up a picture of himself on the neonatal unit. His mother, Nicki - who won our photo competition - says, "I love this picture because it really demonstrates how far he has come."

Our latest report highlights the key findings and recommendations from our audit in 2018.

The NNAP assesses whether babies admitted to neonatal units in England, Scotland and Wales receive consistent high quality care, and identify areas for quality improvement.
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Our series of case studies illustrate how hospitals have used the audit to identify and implement quality improvement activities - and improve patient care.
NNAP Online is our interactive reporting tool. You can view and compare the audit's results for a specific neonatal unit or network for results since 2014.

What does NNAP do for you and your baby?

We ask doctors and nurses to record data about your baby, such as temperature, screening for eye disorders and medicines, as well as consultation with you.

We describe areas that are good, and that could be better. This helps hospitals, neonatal networks, and those who plan healthcare, improve care for these babies.

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