Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Maintaining quality of care through a pandemic and setting goals for future improvement

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) was established in 2006 and continues to play an important role in driving and supporting improvements in neonatal care. The past two years have been a period of change for the NNAP, bringing a new data flow methodology, exciting opportunities to further develop the NNAP, and a new contract for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to deliver the audit until 2025.

Sam Oddie
NNAP Clinical Lead, Consultant
Neonatologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals
NHS FT

Rachel Winch
NNAP Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics
and Child Health
nnap@rcpch.ac.uk

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Keywords
ergonomics; human factors; patient safety; simulation; errors
Key points
  1. Healthcare professionals constantly process multiple sensory stimuli, making quick life-or-death decisions, often in a state of fatigue.
  2. Human factor ergonomic experts could decrease the harmful consequences of potential sources of error in day-to-day clinical work and patient safety.