This report explores the impact of the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) programme in 2022.

2022 was an exciting year for the NCMD. Now in our second year of sharing findings and analysis, we were once again able to travel to meetings and conferences to share our learning. We published a range of new materials sharing these findings through the year, including two thematic reports (on newborn health and sudden, unexplained deaths), three academic papers, a data release and a case study to share some of our ways of working.

Our experts spoke at a range of events across the UK and beyond, sharing our data with professionals groups including GPs, paediatricians and the child death review community. We also invited colleagues to our own training sessions and webinars, where we hosted more than 2,500 professionals through the year.

We also influenced policy and the public discourse, contributing to the work of two all-party parliamentary groups (on baby loss and temporary accommodation) and working with the media to share the issues that matter for child health with over 1.5m people.

The NCMD acknowledges with thanks the hard work of Child Death Overview Panels around the country, and of the staff who make up our team, in the last year. Without their efforts, none of the achievements detailed in this report would have been possible.