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 NCMD’s impact in 2021

The NCMD’s impact in 2021

This report explores the impact of the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) programme in 2021. 2021 was a special year for the NCMD. Though the programme began in 2018, 2021 was the first year that we had sufficient data to begin sharing learning to fulfil our...

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Child death review data release 2021

Child death review data release 2021

This data release covers child deaths notified and reviewed between 2020 and 2021, and gives readers an opportunity to explore comprehensive child death review data for themselves. The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) was notified of 3,068 child deaths in...

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Suicide in Children and Young People

Suicide in Children and Young People

This report, the second thematic report from the NCMD, looks at deaths that occurred or were reviewed by a child death overview panel between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

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Child mortality in the Covid-19 pandemic [BMJ]

Child mortality in the Covid-19 pandemic [BMJ]

This conference presentation uses real-time data on the deaths of children in England during the Covid-19 pandemic to assess child mortality during the period.There is an urgent need to understand the effect of Covid-19 on illness and mortality in children. This...

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