Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT)

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 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.  As of 1 October 2022, HQIP is no longer the commissioner or data controller and the DHSC will be responsible for the programme. Any enquiries about PMRT should be directed to the DHSC at [email protected].

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