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Resources for Hospitals

For access to additional NELA documents please select the tabs on the left side of the page.


Guide for Calculating Hospital's Observed/Expected Mortality Ratio

Instructions for calculating how your hospital's in-patient mortality rate compares to the expected mortality based on preoperative risk assessment, as well as a working example.


Job Description for NELA Local Clinical Leads

Without the commitment and enthusiasm of hospital NELA teams and Leads, NELA would not have achieved the high levels of case ascertainment, data completeness and innovative quality improvement initiatives that have improved care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. We are grateful to all who have worked to achieve this.

NELA has produced a draft job description for Local Clinical Leads that sets out expected roles and behaviours. This job description should be used to ensure NELA work is supported locally.


Feedback is welcomed from current NELA Local Clinical Leads on the content of this job description. Please contact us with your input.


Patient and Organisational Audit Report Slide-Sets for Local Clinical Leads

Set of slides and notes for NELA Local Leads to present to their colleagues on the findings of the Patient and Organisational Audits. Individual hospital outcome data for the Patient Audit slide-set can be found under the Hospital Documents page on the NELA online web tool.


Audit Information Poster & Leaflet

To publicise that the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit is taking place in your hospital site to both staff and patients the project team are making available Posters and Leaflet for you to use. Please download and use these in your hospital wards.

A staff information poster to be used in participating hospital sites, along with a version in Word format should you wish to make any changes pertaining specifically to your hospital.

A poster to be put up in the participating hospital site.

A leaflet that can be handed out to patients if they request further information.


NELA Certificate of Participation

The NELA Project Team has sent a certificate indicating participation in the audit to all NELA Local Hospital Leads for them to distribute to clinical staff taking part. To request your Certificate of Participation please contact your hospital's NELA Local Administrator.


NELA Questionnaire Feedback Report

A report based on all the responses received from NELA participants to the recent feedback questionnaires. We will be using the information obtained over the next few months to continue to make improvements to the audit that will both enhance quality improvement measures and facilitate data collection locally.


2014 HQIP Quality Improvement Awards - NELA Posters

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia picked up a national award for NELA under the category of 'Partnership Working with Professional Stakeholders' and were shortlisted under the 'Innovative Dissemination' category.