National neonatal audit programme: 2016 annual report

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)


This report outlines the result of a national audit of neonatal services and finds an improvement in rates of two year follow-up for premature babies but that there was an increase in risk of illness and that some units were still failing to record timely consultation with parents.

The report urges neonatal units to form partnerships with neighbouring hospitals in order to reduce variation and drive up standards of care for very sick babies.

Report    Press release


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