Experiences with maternal and perinatal death reviews in the UK--the MBRRACE-UK programme

J J Kurinczuk, E S Draper, D J Field, C Bevan, Peter Brocklehurst, R Gray, S Kenyon, B N Manktelow, J P Neilson, M Redshaw, J Scott, J Shakespeare, L K Smith, M Knight, MBRRACE-UK Collaboration

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Established in 1952, the programme of surveillance and Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK is the longest running such programme worldwide. Although more recently instituted, surveillance and confidential enquiries into perinatal deaths are also now well established nationally. Recent changes to funding and commissioning of the Enquiries have enabled both a reinvigoration of the processes and improvements to the methodology with an increased frequency of future reporting. Close engagement with stakeholders and a regulator requirement for doctors to participate have both supported the impetus for involvement of all professionals leading to greater potential for improved quality of care for women and babies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Issue numbers4
Early online date18 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014


  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Maternal Welfare
  • Medical Audit
  • Perinatal Mortality
  • Population Surveillance
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Stillbirth
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't


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