National Neonatal Audit Programme 2019 Annual Report

Reports | Published: 13 Dec 2019

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) reports on key measures of the care provided to those babies in 181 neonatal services across England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Included in this annual report for the first time is network level reporting of mortality until discharge from the neonatal unit, and adherence to neonatal nurse staffing standards.

The key aims of NNAP are to:

  • assess whether babies admitted to neonatal units receive consistent high-quality care in relation to the NNAP audit measures that are aligned to a set of professionally agreed guidelines and standards
  • identify areas for quality improvement in neonatal units in relation to the delivery and outcomes of care

09/01/2020: in this corrected version, the title of Figure 32 on page 75 has been corrected to: ‘Admission temperatures over time’ from ‘Administration temperatures over time’.

You can download the report below. The appendices and line of sight document are available to view on the NNAP website.

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National Neonatal Audit Programme 2019 Annual Report