“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:

The NCMD’s impact in 2023

This report explores the impact of the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) programme in 2023. 2023 was an exceptional year for the NCMD. Now in our third year of sharing findings and analysis, we ramped up our engagement in the policy space and ensured our...



Latest blogs:

Equity and water safety: Lessons from down under

by Vicky Sleap, NCMD Deputy Director. The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2023 took place in Perth, Australia earlier this month. NCMD were lucky enough to be invited to present our work on drowning from our thematic report on trauma deaths. This was a great...

ISPID 2023: A national database on the international stage

by Vicky Sleap, NCMD Deputy Director. Last week Sylvia and I had the pleasure of attending the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID) International Conference on behalf of NCMD. ISPID work to discover evidence-based...

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...


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