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Welcome to the National Confidential Enquiry
into Patient Outcome and Death

This year NCEPOD celebrates 26 years of promoting improvements in health care. We have published 38 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.

LLA: Working Together (2014)
Lower Limb Amputation:
Working Together (2014)
TC: On the Right Trach? (2014)
Tracheostomy Care:
On the Right Trach? (2014)
SAH: Managing the Flow (2013)
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage:
Managing the Flow (2013)
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 report launch for the Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage study on July 3rd 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Please click here for more information and details of how to book a place.

Bullet Call for poster abstracts at the next NCEPOD launch is now open.

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Bullet NCEPOD mortality review survey 2014 now available to view

Please click here to download the review

Bullet NCEPOD awarded Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme by HQIP.

Please click here for more information about the programme.

Bullet Use ncepod@nhs.net for secure transfer of data
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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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Urban Myths

Clarification of an incorrect urban myth about NCEPOD recommendations.
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