National Child Mortality Database – Annual Report 2019
Published: 10 Oct 2019
This is the first annual report of the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) programme. NCMD is a 4-year programme commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England. The programme was established and is delivered by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL) Partners and the software company QES.
This report covers the first year of the programme (1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019) and describes the background for the development of the NCMD programme, its aims, objectives and governance structures, the details of the implementation of the NCMD web-based platform and scope of the national data collection system and data flows. It also focuses on the additional projects undertaken by the NCMD team in engaging and supporting the child death review (CDR) partners and in data linkages with other national data collection and service improvement systems.
The purpose of collecting this information from all over England, via the NCMD national data collection system, is to ensure that deaths are learned from, that learning is widely shared and that actions are taken, locally and nationally, to reduce preventable child deaths in the future.