One chance to get it right: improving people's experience of care in the last few days and hours of life

Document that sets out the approach to caring for dying people that health and care organisations and staff caring for dying people in England should adopt in future.

Difficult conversations with dying people and their families

Terminally ill people and their families were placed at the heart of the development and design of the research in order to:

Child death reviews: improving the use of evidence

Report of a survey of Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) across England around handling of information about child deaths, actions and recommendations resulting from reviews and how to make better use of information collected by CDOPs.

Child health reviews UK: overview of child deaths in the four UK countries

Report that sets out the findings of the overview, examining deaths in children aged one to 18 years in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from 1980 to 2010.

The national drug-related deaths database (Scotland) report 2011

Third report from the National Drug Related Deaths Database (NDRDD) for Scotland which presents data for the calendar year 2011. The NDRDD was established to collect detailed information regarding the nature and social circumstances of individuals who have died a drug-related death.

This report supplements the routine reporting of drugrelated deaths in Scotland by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), formerly known as the General Register Office for Scotland. 

A report into the deaths of looked after children in Scotland 2009-2011

Report that aims to:
• identify characteristics of those children who have died and the reasons for each of their deaths
• consider the circumstances of their deaths and comment on the reports local authorities provide
• identify any possible implications for the future care of children and young people, always with an eye to whether there are lessons to be learned.

Serious and fatal child maltreatment: setting serious case review data in context with other data on violent and maltreatment-related deaths in 2009-10

This interim report summarises data from Serious Case Reviews (SCR) notified to the Department for Education during 2009-10.

The aim of this work is to provide up to date, comprehensive data on serious and fatal maltreatment of children in England, and to set those data in the context of other relevant data on children’s health, well-being and possible harm. This has been achieved through a descriptive analysis of Serious Case Reviews from 2009-10, using data from the database reports.

Worcestershire safeguarding children board: serious case review relating to children BW and CW

Summary of a serious case review undertaken by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) following the death in 2010 of BW and the serious injury to CW. The decision to proceed with a review was taken in 2010 by the Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board, Hilary Thompson.

Cardiff Local Safeguarding Children Board: a serious case review - Child D

Serious case review based on a 15 year old girl who died in 2009 as a result of cardiac arrest. The post-mortem investigations found that she had inhaled butane gas prior to her death.

Child D was the younger child of two siblings and was looked after by the local authority during the months before her death.

The aftershock of deindustrialisation : trends in mortality in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe

Report of a study which attempted to improve understanding of the role of post-industrial decline on the health of Scotland through making comparisons between Scotland and other areas of Europe which have experienced a similar process of industrialisation and de-industrialisation.