Eighth Patient NELA Report


The Eighth Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit outlining the results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit was published on Thursday, 9 February 2023.

There are two reports available for download: a shorter Highlight Report and the full report. The report outlines the results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit. Individual downloads of supporting documents are also available below.

To view previous reports from the audit, please click the left hand menu.

NELA Year 8 Highlight Report:

 NELA Year 8 Highlight Report.pdf (422 KB)

NELA Year 8 Full Report:

 NELA Year 8 Report - Full Report.pdf (731 KB)

NELA Year 8 Report Addendum with Case Ascertainment and Mortality Data

 NELA Year 8 Report Addendum_18 Jan 2024.pdf (1.00 MB)

NELA Year 8 Results Infographic:

 NELA Year 8 Results Infographic.pdf (169 KB)

NELA Year 8 Supplementary Tables & Figures:

 NELA Year 8 Report_Supplemental Data.pdf (132 KB)

NELA Year 8 - Standalone RAG Table & Year 8 Hospital Level Achievement Key Process of Care:

 NELA Year 8 Annual RAG Table with mortality datav2.xlsx (225 KB)

NELA Year 8 - Submission


Technical Documents

 NELA-(2020)-Recalibrated-risk-model-coefficients.pdf (261 KB)
For further information on the update to the NELA Risk Adjustment Model go to

 NELA Standards Calculations April 2019.pdf (636 KB)
 NELA Technical Document - Overview of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) July 2016.pdf (432 KB)
 NELA Technical Document - Sumary of Methods July 2016.pdf (190 KB)
 NELA - Show workings for Second NELA Report.pdf (289 KB)
 Process-Outcome Measures.pdf (378 KB)

NELA Dashboard

To access real-time national data via the NELA Online Dashboard, please go to:

Dashboard User Notes

If you are an audit participant and would like to see your real-time local data in comparison to the national, please click the link above. Here you can download the NELA Dashboard User Notes.

 NELA-Patient-Audit-Dashboard-User-Notes.pdf (710 KB)