About the RMSO
The RMSO began as the Northern Regional Perinatal Mortality Survey in 1981. Subsequently, it has become a collaborative exercise between all the health districts in the former Northern Region, with the aim of studying various aspects of maternal and child health.
The RMSO has a small number of permanent staff, but relies on the goodwill and hard work of clinical and clerical staff around the region to maintain its datasets and clinical relevance.
The surveys and registers are used for local and regional audit in support of clinical governance in obstetrics, paediatrics and midwifery services across the region. Research using RMSO data is enthusiastically supported. Each survey has an annual meeting and the RMSO produces an Annual Report.