Mortality Reviews 

Why do we do Mortality reviews?

Within BCUHB mortality reviews have been in place since 2012. Mortality reviews are undertaken in two stages. 

Stage 1 is undertaken in the mortuary by a clinician at the point of death certification on all deaths that occur in hospital. This review is to identify 'potential issues in healthcare'. These then progress to stage 2 review where a more detailed review is undertaken, looking at all aspects of care delivery. 

Useful resources 

RCP case record review e-learning- https://lms.dayonetech.uk/spaces/nmcrr

Plans for next twelve months?

Over the next twelve months we will:

1. move all acute hospital sites across to DATIX mortality module 

2. work with area teams to plan go-live of mortality reviews via DATIX for all community hospital deaths 

3. work with national team to develop DATIX mortality further for the rest of Wales to use. 

Contact information

For further support or information related to the mortality review process, DATIX Mortality or training available email:

BCU.MortalityReviews@wales.nhs.uk 

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