Please click the arrow below for the most frequently downloaded NELA documents. You can view other NELA documentation via the quick links below or the section links in the left-hand menu.

Most Frequently Downloaded Documents

UPDATED Patient Audit Proforma

Below please find a paper version of the Online Data Collection Web Tool for your information. All data entry will be carried out through the online data collection web tool this proforma exists to assist.

Some minor changes have been applied to the web tool as of the 1st December 2018 for Year 6 dataset.
The option for NELA Local Administrators to Enable/Disable some Quality Improvement questions on the webtool is still available. By default, the Quality Improvement (QI) questions on the NELA Webtool are enabled. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

A re-designed version is also available to be downloaded below:

NELA - Dataflow Diagram

The Document below sets out the flow of NELA data:

Outlier Policy


Sets out the process by which participating hospital performance will be assessed and the process the NELA Project Team will follow to manage any hospital that is found to fall outside the expected range of performance and therefore flagged as an outlier.

NCAPOP Cause for Concern Guidance now published

The finalised guidance is now live

Patient Audit Top Tips

Advice submitted by the audit's top performing sites on how to make the patient data collection and completion process a success.

Patient Audit Web Tool - Export Key

Key that allows you to interpret and analyse patient information exported from the web tool at a local level. Updated to incorporate Year 7 changes to the dataset.

Patient Audit and Organisational Audit Action Plan

These forms provide an action plan to assist hospital sites in ensuring they are meeting the recommendations laid out in the NELA Patient Report and Organisational Report and if not what actions need to be taken to achieve these aims.