National Emergency Laparotomy Audit

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Welcome to the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA)

NELA aims to enable the improvement of the quality of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy, through the provision of high quality comparative data from all providers of emergency laparotomy.

NELA is being carried out by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia's Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), in conjunction with surgical and other key stakeholders.

Please keep in mind that NELA is on ongoing audit and that the data collection process continues as usual. We would like to thank you for all your continued hard work during the data entry process of this national audit.

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