The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) is an NHS funded programme, delivered by the University of Bristol, that gathers information on all children who die in England. We aim to learn lessons that could improve and save children’s lives in the future.
NCMD has a range of resources for Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) and other health and social care professionals working in Child Death Review (CDR)…
The latest COVID-19 information for CDOPs, CDR professionals and others working in the sector…
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Deaths in Children and Young People in England following SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first pandemic year: a national study using NCMD data linked with NHS recordsNCMD data contributed to the most comprehensive analyses of public health data assessing the risk of...
Child Mortality in England during the COVID-19 pandemicUsing data collected by Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) the NCMD has produced a paper looking at child mortality in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest global...
“One of the things you want most when your child dies is learning so that another parent doesn’t go through the same devastating experience,” bereaved mother
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The July 2021 edition of NCMD’s CDR newsletter is out now, with details of our second annual report, other publications using NCMD data and more….
Find out about the impact that NCMD is having, both within the sector and nationally.
New article in Public Sector Focus on NCMD’s thematic report on Child Mortality and Deprivation
Featuring a presentation by NCMD’s Programme, Professor Karen Luyt, this event highlighted the key findings from the NCMD second annual report.
In light of the publication of our second annual report, NCMD Manager, Vicky Sleap tells us what learning from child deaths means to her…
Our second annual report – based on data from April 2019 to March 2020 – is available online.