The national Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT) aims to support objective, robust and standardised reviews of deaths of babies (up to 28 days post birth) to provide answers for bereaved parents about why their baby died. Another aim is to ensure local and national learning to improve care and ultimately prevent future deaths.
The national PMRT was developed with clinicians and parents in 2017 and launched in early 2018. Designed with parents at its heart, the PMRT also provides for the first time a systematic means of engaging parents in reviews and ensuring that their perspectives of their care and any questions and concerns they have are considered as part of the review from the outset.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has funded the PMRT project since February 2016. HQIP currently commissions PMRT and a contract is in place between HQIP and the University of Oxford who host the PMRT project.
The DHSC intends to continue to fund the PMRT subject to budget availability, but the current contract between HQIP and Oxford will close when the contract ends on 30 September 2022. As of 1 October 2022 the DHSC will be responsible for the PMRT sourcing activity and any enquiries about the future PMRT commission should be directed to the DHSC at [email protected].
Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section.
For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.
Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.