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Report highlights stillbirth and neonatal death rates at trust level

16 December 2015
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A report has been released today by MBRRACE-UK, comparing still birth and neonatal death rates across different NHS Trusts and Health Boards.

This follows the release of their Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report in June, which looked at stillbirth and neonatal death rates in the UK as a whole.

Different trusts and health boards have been categorised using a traffic light system. Trusts and health boards with red or orange markers are advised to carry out reviews of all stillbirths and neonatal deaths in order to identify any problems and make the necessary improvements.

Caroline Davey, Chief Executive of Bliss, said: “When compared with European counterparts, the UK has unusually high stillbirth and neonatal death rates and there are vast improvements that need to be made.

“It is essential that trusts and health boards are able to see how they are performing compared to other areas with similar populations, and to identify what changes need to be made so that they are able to provide mothers and their babies with the best possible care.”

To read both reports in more detail, click here

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