The Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU) are updating the Neonatal Data Set and have opened a consultation for neonatal professionals to suggest changes.
The Neonatal Data Set comprises items relating to neonatal patient demographics, clinical interventions, outcomes, and diagnoses. Neonatal Data Set items are extracted from electronic clinical records, to create a database (National Neonatal Research Database), and make this available as a national resource to serve a variety of needs, so avoiding duplicate data collection for different purposes, minimising the burden placed upon clinical teams, and promoting data quality and completeness.
The Information Standards Board (ISB) (subsequently named the Standardisation Committee for Care Information) approved the current Neonatal Data Set as an NHS information standard in 2013.
The Neonatal Data Set contains items that are mandatory for NHS Trusts to submit to fulfil Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership requirements. Mandatory data items from the Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set are also included. All NHS trusts in England and Wales that provide neonatal services, as well as neonatal units in Scotland, submit the Neonatal Data Set for inclusion in the National Neonatal Research Database.
BAPM will be formally responding to this consultation on behalf of members and asks members to either forward a copy of their consultation response or to email the BAPM office with their comments by the 31st July.
Deadline for comments to BAPM - 31st July
Deadline for consultation responses - 15th August