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Each Baby Counts Peer Reviewer roles

We are looking for neonatal and midwifery reviewers for the Each Baby Counts quality improvement programme.

An opportunity has arisen for experienced midwives and neonatologists to make an important contribution to the RCOG’s major national quality improvement programme Each Baby Counts.

Successful candidates will conduct structured peer-reviews of serious or adverse incident reports relating to serious harm in labour. These reports will feed into both a national qualitative analysis project as well as forming the backbone of the Each Baby Counts annual reports. Further information on the EBC review process can be found in the following FAQs.

We are currently seeking to appoint 20 new neonatal reviewers, following changes to the Each Baby Counts methodology and the plan for neonatal review of all liveborn babies reported to Each Baby Counts from 2018.

In addition, due to vacancies in posts we are also seeking to appoint 5 new midwifery reviewers.

Reviewers appointed will be geographically representative of the four UK nations and regionally representative within England.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the peer reviewers are:

  1. To conduct a structured peer-review of serious adverse incident reports relating to serious harm in labour
  2. To conduct reviews in a timely fashion and in a professional, impartial manner.

For more information about the roles and their requirements, please view the role descriptions below.

Time commitment

The term of appointment is 3 years in the first instance.

Peer reviewers will be expected to allocate approximately 2 hours per month to undertake their case reviews, each of which should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

How to apply

Specialist Neonatal Reviewer

Midwifery Reviewer

To apply, send your application form to

Deadline: Monday 18 September 2017 at 10.00am

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Each Baby Counts project team at or call 020 7772 6498.