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In 2016 the NNAP introduced two new audit measures in its dataset, focusing on reducing infection and administering of magnesium sulphate to women who are at risk of delivering a premature baby. Therefore, users of the system will be able to view ten audit measures for 2016 and seven audit measures for 2015 and 2014.

The audit now receives submitted data for 12 of the 15 Scottish neonatal units. It is hoped that all units in Scotland will be submitting data to the NNAP by 2018.

Neonatology in Scotland is managed strategically by three Neonatal Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs), namely the North of Scotland, South East and Tayside and the West of Scotland. However, the three MCNs have agreed for the NNAP to continue to present their results as a single Scotland-wide network.

The system will allow you to compare results for seven of the ten measures against different years.

For the first time the NNAP has published rates of encephalopathy for health boards and trusts in England and Wales which may be of use in supporting local trust investigation of cases of encephalopathy. The denominator data for the encephalopathy audit measure is available only at trust level. The data presented are for infants born between 01 February 2013 and 31 December 2015 due to a large amount of missing live birth data for January 2013.

The NNAP have yet to submit a formal data request for the ISD to analyse and present encephalopathy rates for Scotland.

You can access the full details of the NNAP 2016, 2015 and 2014 audit measures and standards via the NNAP web pages at:

It is possible that the selected neonatal unit does not have results available for the particular measure that you have selected as it may not have submitted the required data. Please try comparing against a different unit. If the problem persists then please contact the project team.

For full details on the NNAP 2016 outlier methodology and results please visit the NNAP web pages at:

Neonatal units in Wales joined for the first time in 2012. Only babies born during the 12 month period of July 2011 to June 2012 were included in the analysis for this measure as these babies could have been expected to have had a follow up appointment by the end of 2014. It was therefore not possible to include data for the same cohort of babies for units in Wales as they were not participating in the audit in 2011.

2015 was the first year that neonatal units in Scotland submitted data to the NNAP.

You can access copies of previous NNAP annual reports, including the parent/carer guide ‘Your baby’s care’, via the NNAP web pages at:

Yes, once you have chosen to view the annual summary results for any given network or unit via the Annual reports section of NNAP Online you will see an option for downloading a pdf report version of the results at the top left hand side by clicking on the link titled "Download all data below as a PDF". You also have an option to download the results in a csv/excel format by clicking on the link titled “"Download table as CSV data".

Please select the ‘unit poster’ tab within the blue column on the left hand side of the page, select the year then your unit name from the drop-down list, then select ‘download PDF of poster’. Don’t forget to download poster two and the briefing guide.

Please contact the team via email or call the team on 0207 092 6170 or 0203 861 1910 and they will try to help you to resolve this.

2015 was the first year that the NNAP reported on rates of BPD. The results of the analysis for this measure that are presented in the NNAP 2017 Annual Report on 2016 data, and here in NNAP Online, are based on three years' worth of submitted data covering 2014/2015/2016.

NNAP Online currently includes the results of analysis for data collected from 1 January – 31 December for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The data collected in 2016 is reported in the 2017 national annual report (published on 21 September 2017).

Due to rounding of the data to the nearest whole number, there may be a shortfall in the total combined value displayed within the graphs of 1%, or in very rare situations 2%.

Definitely not, the results that are available to view in NNAP Online are of an aggregated unit, network, unit type and national level. The NNAP analysis team do not have access to patient identifiable data, they work from anonymised datasets.

Please contact the team via email at: or call the team on 0207 092 6170 or 0207 092 1910