“Brilliant, I really like the format – an ‘at a glance’ visual picture of our completed reviews” CDOP Co-ordinator (Data Monitoring Reports)

NCMD hosts a range of resources for CDOPs and other health and social care professionals working in Child Death Review (please note that information for bereaved families can be found here)…


Latest publications and reports:

Child death review data release 2022

This data release covers child deaths notified and reviewed between 2021 and 2022, and gives readers an opportunity to explore comprehensive child death review data for themselves. The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) was notified of 3,470 child deaths in...

The Contribution of Newborn Health to Child Mortality across England

This report draws on data from the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) to investigate how illness around the time of birth affects the health of children up to the age of 10, and to draw out learning and recommendations for service providers and policymakers.When...



Latest blogs:

From research to action: Where next?

by Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick. The latest thematic report from the National Child Mortality Database, The Contribution of Newborn Health to Child Mortality across England, makes for sobering...

Healing conversations: Experiencing grief as a professional

by Sarah Harris, Director of Bereavement Support and Education, Child Bereavement UK. Sometimes, if I’m honest, I find it difficult to talk about my work. In my profession, I deal with bereavement, loss, and grief every day – so when someone at a party asks me, “and...


Postcard for bereaved families

NCMD for families

“One of the things you want most when your child dies is learning so that another parent doesn’t go through the same devastating experience,” bereaved mother

NCMD for professionals

“The commitment and enthusiasm of CDOPs in particular means that the NCMD is a powerful tool in our arsenal to reduce child deaths,” Vicky Sleap, NCMD Manager
Postcard for bereaved families