National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA)


Enabling the quality improvement of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy through the provision of high quality comparative data from all providers of emergency laparotomy.

Explains system tools including driver diagrams and process maps to help provide a better understanding of patient pathways and the wider care system.

An introduction to using run charts to maximise NELA data and the NELA dashboard to drive local improvement in emergency laparotomy care.

Describes how to use NELA data to drive local improvement, using simple and effective principles for data feedback.

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The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) is part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), overseen by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).


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    • nhsi
    • 28 Mar '17

    resource was opened for discussion.

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