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
quality improvement; QI; neonatal sepsis; drug error; family-centred care
Key points
  1. Previously at Colchester Hospital, a ‘train’ of babies would travel from the PNW to receive IVABs on the NNU.
  2. A QI initiative set out to reduce maternal and newborn separation and drug error incidents by administering IVABs on the PNW.
  3. The project improved safety and collaborative working between maternity and neonatal services.

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VOLUME 15/ISSUE 2, MARCH 2019
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Completion of BadgerNet data is important for every neonatal unit yet often it is incomplete and the quality/accuracy of the data could be better. The aim of this quality improvement project was to monitor accuracy and compliance with National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) data and to audit the accuracy of BadgerNet admission summaries. The project assesses outcomes in the local neonatal unit at Kettering General Hospital before and after the formal introduction of a set of improvement measures.

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