“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:

Deaths of children and young people due to traumatic incidents

This report draws on data from the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) to investigate traumatic deaths in children and young people, and to draw out learning and recommendations for service providers and policymakers. Every child or young person who dies as a...

The NCMD’s impact in 2022

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...



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