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Important announcement

NEW! The NELA team have published an interim report on the impact of COVID-19 on emergency laparotomy. Read the report here

LATEST: NELA Annual Report Published HERE. Individual Hospital Year 6 Reports can be found HERE

Update: Year 8 data collection began 1st December 2020 and will end 30th November 2021 

Year 8 Update: Minor changes were made to the webtool on 1 Dec 2020. These include changes in wording to questions. Updated paper versions are available to download from the 'Support' tab - click here

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

Update - The deadline to comply with the National Data Opt-Out has changed. All healthcare providers in England must comply from the 31 March 2022. For more information clickHere.

NELA & COVID-19 (Updated 03-04-2020) 
Please see below an update in regards to NELA & COVID-19 situation:

Whilst NHSE/I have announced that data collection for national audits can be suspended, they have also said that data collection should continue for all audit data that can be collected during this pandemic that will give insights into how Coronavirus has impacted in other areas such as:

• elderly patients (hip fracture, dementia, heart failure)
• those presenting for emergency laparotomy
• those with cancer and diabetes
to name but a few.

You can read the full statement on the HQIP website 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 -