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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multidisciplinary team (MDT); neonatal surgery; fetal medicine; family-orientated
Key points
  1. Parents-to-be of babies with anticipated surgical conditions may have a lack of knowledge about their baby’s condition and worry about what will happen after its delivery.
  2. A family-orientated, multidisciplinary clinic improves parental confidence, helping to build rapport with the teams that will look after their baby.
  3. Neonatal trainees benefit from participating in these clinics and can contribute as part of the MDT.