Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Survey (PMMS)

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News: CMACE national perinatal mortality report 2009

News: Royal Medical Society publishes collection of articles on the Stoke CNEP Saga as tribute to Dr Edmund Hey

The full set of articles can be found at The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine website

The Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Survey has been collecting data on all deaths from 20 weeks gestation to one year of age for over 25 years. PMS continues to support clinicians in their audit and research programmes.

The Basics

Year data collection started: 1981

Consent required from parent? No

Additional information for parents is available here.

Type of data collected: Maternal and baby details on all deaths after 20 weeks gestation up to one year of age. Data collected includes mother's identifying details, baby's details including birthweight and gestation and cause of death.

Current survey forms: The data is collected in two parts. First the RMSO is notified of a baby's death by a rapid report form. A CMACE form follows when more details are known. These are filled in by hospital staff, including paediatricians and obstetricians.

Current work:

  • Re-formation of perinatal morbidity and mortality steering group
  • Focussing on the regional changes in delivering antenatal and intrapartum care

2011 Annual Meeting: Tuesday 1st March 2011, Lancastrian Suite, Dunston - presentations now available for downloading

2009 Annual Meeting: Thursday 8th Oct 2009, Lancastrian Suite, Dunston - presentations now available for downloading

2008 Annual Meeting: October 2008, Lancastrian Suite, Dunston - presentations now available for downloading