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Welcome to the National Confidential Enquiry
into Patient Outcome and Death

This year NCEPOD celebrates 27 years of promoting improvements in health care. We have published 40 reports derived from a vast array of information about the practical management of patients. 

The distinctive feature of NCEPOD's contribution is the critical examination, by senior and appropriately chosen specialists, of what has actually happened to the patients.  Our recommendations have covered everything from individual clinical practice to national healthcare organisation, always with the aim of improving patient care and safety.

NCEPOD will continue to support hospitals and doctors to ensure that the highest possible quality of safe patient care is delivered.

Sepsis: Just Say Sepsis! (2015)
Just Say Sepsis! (2015)
GIH: Time to Get Control? (2015)
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage:
Time to Get Control? (2015)
LLA: Working Together (2014)
Lower Limb Amputation:
Working Together (2014)
Improving the quality of medical and surgical care.


The core work of NCEPOD is undertaken as part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programme



Bullet NCEPOD is pleased to announce that from 22 October 2015 it has won the bid to run the three-year Child Health Review.

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A key role of NCEPOD is to make recommendations based on the findings of the reports we undertake.

Classification of Intervention

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Topic Selection

Annual call for topics is now open - click here to download a proposal form.

Urban Myths

Clarification of an incorrect urban myth about NCEPOD recommendations.
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