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Key findings

 In total there were 1136 babies that met the "Each Baby Counts" criteria in 2015. Of these:

  • 126 were intrapartum still births
  • 156 were early neonatal deaths
  • 854 were severe brain injuries

Note: These categories are mutually exclusive. Babies with a severe brain injury who died within the first 7 days of life are classified as early neonatal deaths.

External panel members were involved in 9% of reviews.

Parents were invited to be involved in 34% of reviews.

Neonatologists were involved in 68% of local review panels of liveborn Each Baby Counts babies.

25% of local reviews did not have enough information to draw conclusions about the quality of care provided.

76% of babies might have had a different outcome with different care.

Where clear actions or recommendations were made in local reviews, 23% were aimed solely at individual members of staff.