30th September 2021

The West Midlands Child Death Review Network held thier second virtual conference on 30th September 2021 focusing on ‘Improving Hospital & Hospice-based Child Death Review Meetings

The programme included:

  • Specialist Children’s Hospital Perspective – Dr Pascale du Pré, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • LeDeR and CDOP processes – Imogen Mortiboys, Clinical LeDeR Support Officer, NHS Hereford and Worcestershire CCG
  • Parent Perspectives – Gayle Routledge, Child of Mine Charity
  • CDRM Journey – Dr Subra Mahadevan-Bava, Designated Doctor for Child Death & Carol Weston, Named Nurse for Safeguarding and Child Mortality, The Dudley Group NHSFT
  • Perinatal Mortality Review Tools (PMRT) How this assists the CDOP process – Janet Latham and Elizabeth Pearson, Specialist
  • “Involving parents in the CDR process” (NCMD) – Professor Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health & Development, Bristol University Midwives-Bereavement, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • National Child Mortality Database Update – Professor Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health & Development, Bristol University 
  • Learning from Deaths of Children under Palliative Care – Audit of Palliative Care CDRM in Birmingham – Harriet Swallow, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Expert Panel for Q&A

Objectives: To improve understanding of the Child Death Review Meeting process.

Intended Outcome: Promote good practice and improve competences and confidence of practitioners.