Reducing Mortality


What is Reducing Mortality 

Within BCUHB we are committed to reducing avoidable mortality and forms part of the priorities within the Quality improvement strategy. 

Avoidable mortality is defined as a death for which the underlying cause is one which is considered potentially avoidable (subject to age limits)  through public health interventions or timely and effective healthcare.

Avoidable Mortality in the UK: 2016 

How are we doing?

For further information on how we are doing visit:



What are we doing?: 

Reviewing and learning from deaths

Mortality Reviews

Within BCUHB we have an active system in place for mortality reviews which helps us to identify the key opportunities for improvement and learning.  For further information on mortality reviews click below:


Medical Examiner

In England and Wales, further to the coroner and justices act 2009, pland are being developed across Wales for the introduction of Medical Examiners for which BCUHB is actively involved in developing. Further information on the Medical examiner can be found by clicking the link below:






We are taking our learning from mortality analysis and applying it to some of the following work streams to enhance further work being undertaken in these areas, these include:

1. Stroke

2. Heart attack

3. Fractured neck of femur

4. Sepsis

5. Unscheduled care 

6. Laparotomy 

7. Medicines Management

8. Reducing Infections

Useful Contacts for Reducing Avoidable Mortality 

Mel Baker 

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