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
nnap@rcpch.ac.uk
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Keywords
mortality; counselling
Key points
  1. Mortality risk varies greatly by day-of-life for extremely preterm infants.
  2. Parents have a right to accurate and
  3. up-to-date information, but it is unclear how this should be communicated.
  4. Including changing mortality rates over time in regional and national information leaflets for parents of extremely preterm infants could be considered.