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The Third Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Published

The Third Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) outlining the results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit was published on the 13th October 2017.

Commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme, the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) report analyses the care received by close to 25,000 emergency bowel surgery patients treated in NHS hospitals in England and Wales between December 2015 and November 2016.

The report offers a series of recommendations to reduce variation in the care of patients undergoing emergency bowel surgery.

The report is available for download from the Reports section of the NELA website