24 March 2020 – COVID-19 and the LSCB1 Return, with Q&A

Thank you to everyone who attended our third webinar on 24 March 2020. There were more than double the previous number of attendees signed up; that’s over 100 child death professionals. Hosted by UCL Partners and presented by one of NCMD’s Managers, Vicky Sleap, the webinar featured a presentation about the current COVID-19 pandemic, LSCB1 and NCMD database improvements, as well as a live Q&A session.

As you would imagine, much of the discussion focused on COVID-19. More specifically, we outlined the significant part that the data we collect will play in the national response to the virus, and highlighted the fact that it is vital that CDR professionals inform us within 48 hours if a notification is received relating to any death where the cause is confirmed or suspected to be COVID-19; this includes:

  • Children who die of COVID-19
  • Any child known to have it but who might have died of something else
  • Children who die of any cause but show signs of undiagnosed infection in the weeks leading up to death
  • Babies who are born and then die where the mother was known or suspected to have COVID-19, and
  • Any child who meets the criteria for a Joint Agency Response (JAR) where the cause of death is unknown, but infection is considered as a significant possibility and the child or other member(s) of the household had a fever or cough within the preceding 14 days.

More information about NCMD’s response to COVID-19.

Other topics covered in the webinar included:

  • LSCB1 return deadline
  • Announcement of NCMD report themes for 2020
  • NCMD database improvements and help with CDOP annual reports, and
  • Information for families on NCMD – NEW postcard available.

Listen again: A recording of this webinar (and a copy of Vicky Sleap’s presentation about COVID-19 and the LSCB1 return) is available to those working in the sector; please contact us by email if you would like a copy.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: The next webinars will be on:

  • Tuesday 7 April 2020 (COVID-19 special edition), 10.30-11.30am and
  • Tuesday 23 June 2020, 10.30-11.30am .

To request an invitation to attend (with details of how to join), please email us. PLEASE SHARE with other CDOPs and CDR professionals who may be interested in attending.