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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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NCMD receives Richard Driscoll Commendation

NCMD receives Richard Driscoll Commendation

The National Child Mortality Database is delighted to announce that we have won a commendation in this year's Richard Driscoll awards. The Richard Driscoll Memorial Award 2022 is awarded each year by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership to recognise...

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Consanguinity in CDRM and CDOP Reviews

Consanguinity in CDRM and CDOP Reviews

Webinar: Wednesday 1 February, 1000–1115 Online, with free registration in advanceConsanguinity, or close relative marriage, is when any couple are related by blood to each other. 90% of children born to consanguineous families will not have a genetic condition, but...

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Child death review data release 2022

Child death review data release 2022

This data release covers child deaths notified and reviewed between 2021 and 2022, and gives readers an opportunity to explore comprehensive child death review data for themselves. The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) was notified of 3,470 child deaths in...

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Contributory factors and database changes: October 2022

Contributory factors and database changes: October 2022

The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) is making some changes to how cases are recorded in the reporting systems used by child death review professionals. The updates described on this page will be deployed in both eCDOP and the NCMD portal on 14 October 2022....

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Child death reviews in 2022: Autumn update

Child death reviews in 2022: Autumn update

Webinar: Thursday 20 October, 1200–1300 Online, with free registration in advance **Please note date and time have been amended (originally 13 October)**2022 has been a busy year for the National Child Mortality Database and for the child death review community. In...

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Advice for GPs following the death of a child

Advice for GPs following the death of a child

The death of a child is a difficult time for bereaved friends and family, but it can also be a difficult time for professionals who had responsibility for that child. As a GP, you may deal with these sad cases very rarely - however, this can mean that when they arise,...

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