Publications

Our publications section carries all NCMD reports, briefings and data releases. Here you’ll find in-depth analysis of overall child mortality in England, deep dives into specific causes of death with recommendations for improvement in the future, and complete data releases that give you a chance to explore the unique data we hold for yourself.

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The role of medical examiners in child death review

The role of medical examiners in child death review

Webinar: Wednesday 13 July, 1300–1400 Online, with free registration in advanceThe Royal College of Pathologists recently published the 6th instalment in its Good Practice series for medical examiners, which provides some guidance on how medical examiners should...

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Engaging parents in child death review

Engaging parents in child death review

Webinar: Thursday 23 June, 1000–1130 Online, with free registration in advanceCommunicating and engaging with families as part of the review of their child's death is hugely important – both for the families themselves, who may have many questions about why their...

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Medical community warned of maternal charging risks

Medical community warned of maternal charging risks

A new editorial published today in the BMJ and co-authored by the NCMD warns that NHS charging for maternal care could contribute to health inequalities and neonatal and maternal mortality. The new editorial explains the current system, whereby women who are not...

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Covid two years on: A showcase of what we’ve learned

Covid two years on: A showcase of what we’ve learned

Webinar: Thursday 12 May, 1030–1130 Online, with free registration in advanceIn this free webinar NCMD Programme Lead Professor Karen Luyt and NCMD Lead Epidemiologist Dr David Odd will share highlights of what the NCMD programme has discovered about Covid and how it...

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Updates to notification, reporting and care pathway forms

Updates to notification, reporting and care pathway forms

In April 2022, the NCMD made a number of updates to the format of three forms used in the child death review process: the notification form, the reporting form and the care pathways form. The changes streamline the forms, making them easier for professionals to...

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Healing conversations: Experiencing grief as a professional

Healing conversations: Experiencing grief as a professional

by Sarah Harris, Director of Bereavement Support and Education, Child Bereavement UK. Sometimes, if I’m honest, I find it difficult to talk about my work. In my profession, I deal with bereavement, loss, and grief every day – so when someone at a party asks me, “and...

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