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Our news page carries important updates about the National Child Mortality Database and its work, as well as the work of our partners and the child death review community.

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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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 deaths in children rare, new study of NCMD data shows

Covid deaths in children rare, new study of NCMD data shows

Update 25 November 2021 It has been brought to our attention that this paper has been covered by a number of media outlets using headlines that minimise the deaths of children. Every child death is a tragedy, and we have reached out to the newspapers concerned to ask...

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