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
non-medical prescribing; apnoea of prematurity; competency framework; caffeine citrate
Key points
  1. The prescribing decision process involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient leading to consideration of treatment options and discussion with the patient/parents/carers prior to prescription of a pharmacological treatment.
  2. The Competency Framework for all Prescribers recognises a common set of competencies underpinning all prescribing and providing consistency across professions.