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Important announcement


THANK YOU! Year 8 data collection is now closed. Thanks to all of our participating sites for your continued efforts to submit cases. We look forward to sharing our results with you soon. 

  • NEW! Q3 (October - December 2021) Quarterly Reports are now available!
  • ​The deadline to comply with the National Data Opt-Out has changed. All healthcare providers in England must comply from the 31 July 2022
  • Changes have been made to the Year 9 dataset, effective from 1 December 2021. You can review these changes in the 'Support' tab - click here
  • NELA 7th Annual Report Published HERE. Individual Hospital Year 7 Reports can be found HERE
  • ​You can now DELETE CASES yourself within the NELA webtool. For any open case that has not yet been locked, use the 'Cannot Complete Audit' button within the data entry form to remove the case. 
  • ​The NELA team have run a series of quality improvement webinars over the past several years. You can watch content from all webinars on ourYouTube page
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Report on the Impact of COVID on Emergency Laparotomy: The NELA team have published an interim report on the impact of COVID-19 on emergency laparotomy. Read the report here

Update: NEW NELA Mortality Monitoring (EWMA Charts) now available under the Reports Tab. More Info HERE

Access the NELA Online Reports Hereand FAQs Here



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The NELA Helpdesk   

020 7092 1580

Welcome to NELA

This site is here to provide access to the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit which is being carried out by The Royal College of Anaesthetists.



To register to access the Web Tool contact your hospitals NELA Local Administrator.

Users will be able to activate their logins using the information sent to them by their NELA Local Administrators

If you have any queries about data entry please contact the team -