National Neonatal Audit Programme – 2017 Annual Report on 2016 data

Reports | Published: 21 Sep 2017

The National Neonatal Audit 2017 Annual Report on 2016 data, published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), shows improvements in care for preterm babies in England, Scotland and Wales, but with variations in service delivery.

Click here to read the press release.

The report assesses whether babies requiring specialist neonatal care receive consistent high quality treatment. It is an annual audit which this year assessed the care given to nearly 100,000 babies, with 98% of neonatal units responding.

The report highlights progress on a number of audit measures including ensuring that babies’ eyes were screened to minimise the risk of premature visual loss, maintaining a baby’s temperature within the recommended range, and that parents recieved a timely consultation with a senior member of the neonatal unit team.

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National Neonatal Audit Programme – 2017 Annual Report on 2016 data