This 18-month feasibility study was funded by NHS England, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), and ran from January 2015 to July 2016. It was designed to specify the key elements required for a sustainable, national information system to collect information from the Child Death Reviews which are carried out in England by Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) and from the Child Death Review process currently being developed in Scotland. It was delivered by the University of Oxford, The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) & University of Leicester.
The feasibility study report was very well received by the review panel, a subcommittee of the Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme Independent Advisory Group, including representatives from NHS England and the Health Department of the Scottish Government, Child Death Overview Panels, clinicians, the Department of Health, the Department of Education and Public Health England. All parties felt that the study was well-designed and executed and the outcome captured in an excellent report which articulates the requirements and challenges in developing a national child death review information system.
The full report is available to download below.