The Supplementary Report for UK NHS Trusts and Health Boards has been published for Trusts and Health Boards to understand their individual stillbirth, neonatal death, and extended perinatal mortality rates, as well as providing an insight into clinical performance.
Mortality rates for individual UK NHS Trusts and Health Boards supplied in the report are compared with figures from other Trusts and Health Boards which provide care for women with similarly high or low risk pregnancies.
The Supplementary Report for UK NHS Trusts and Health Boards is part of the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report.
Responding to the figures, Director for Midwifery at the Royal College of Midwives, Louise Silverton said: “Today’s report is the first of its kind in terms of regional breakdown. The RCM welcomes this report, but it is one that shows the UK still has lot more to do to reduce perinatal mortality rates.
“In today’s report we see real regional inequalities highlighted in outcomes for women and this variation must be addressed sooner rather than later.”
The figures used for the report were dated from 2013, with focuses on late foetal losses (baby delivered 22 to 23+6 gestational age), Stillbirths (baby delivered at or after 24 week gestational age) and Neonatal deaths (a live baby, born at 20 weeks gestational age, with a birth weight of 400g or more where an accurate estimate of gestation is not available).
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For full details of the supplementary report, visit the MBRRACE-UK website.