Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

NNAP can help neonatal units to plan improvement

Of the 750,000 babies born each year in England, Scotland and Wales, nearly 105,000 receive specialist neonatal care. The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) supports professionals, families and commissioners in their efforts to evolve and improve the care provided to these babies.

Sam Oddie
Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead for the National Neonatal Audit Programme
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teamwork; TeamSTEPPS; quality improvement; patient safety
Key points
  1. We set out to improve our teamwork with the main focus on mutual support and conflict resolution.
  2. We successfully implemented the TeamSTEPPS programme and a number of other practical interventions.
  3. Progress towards being a supportive environment was demonstrated through the team’s perceptions of attitudes utilising pre- and post-implementation surveys.