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Important announcement


NEW! NELA 7th Annual Report Published HERE. Individual Hospital Year 7 Reports can be found HERE

REMINDER: Year 8 data collection will end 30th November 2021. You'll have until the end of January 2022 to lock all cases for the Year 8 audit. 

  • 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
  • ​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. 
  • ​We've added new filters to our 'length of stay' and 'interval from decision to operate' reports. You can now filter these by age, frailty status, and sepsis diagnosis
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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

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.

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 -