Confidential enquiries into maternal and perinatal deaths in the United Kingdom

MMBRACE- UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries) have recently launched two reports:

  1.  “MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Confidential Enquiry: Term, singleton, normally formed, antepartum stillbirth
  2. Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care – Surveillance of maternal deaths in the UK 2011-13 and lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2009-13

The reports present findings from confidential enquiries that took place in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland on stillbirths and maternal deaths. In addition to presenting key findings, the reports provide key recommendations for action aimed at a variety of stakeholders.