The NCMD Blog carries opinion pieces and analysis from a range of independent experts that give an insight into different perspectives on the child death review process. Our blogs also help to unpack the data that we have on child mortality – including data from the NCMD itself – and provide policy recommendations to improve and save children’s lives in the future.
From research to action: Where next?
by Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for...
Healing conversations: Experiencing grief as a professional
by Sarah Harris, Director of Bereavement Support and Education, Child...
In their own words: Putting bereaved parents at the heart of hospital reviews
Sarah and Andrew Malm went through a hospital review process in 2010 following...
Covid deaths in children: What impact has the pandemic had on child mortality?
by Professor Karen Luyt Programme Lead for the National Child Mortality...
Maternal NHS charging: A threat to maternal and neonatal health
by Dr Nikesh Parekh Public Health Medical Associate and CDOP Chair, Royal...
The value of short lives: Why we must learn what we can from every child death
In light of the publication of our second annual report, NCMD Manager, Vicky Sleap tells us what learning from child deaths means to her…
Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere
NCMD Manager, Vicky Sleap, considers the effect of deprivation on child mortality, in light of NCMD’s recent report on this topic:
A new year, a new start: What to expect from the NCMD in 2021
Vicky Sleap, NCMD Manager, takes a look at what 2021 holds in store for NCMD.
LSCB1 (the curse of the yellow boxes): Reducing the burden of reporting
Vicky Sleap, NCMD Project Manager, reflects on the trials and tribulations of the LSCB1 return.