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Mortality Review Framework


In March 2017 the National Quality Board published National Guidance on Learning from Deaths, a framework for NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts on identifying, reporting, investigating and learning from deaths in care. All Trusts are required to have a Mortality Review Framework or Policy in place which can be publically accessed. The Trust has had a Mortality Review Framework in place since November 2015 which has been recently revised to reflect the new guidance.

This framework outlines the requirements for mortality case record review and investigation at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. This framework includes the following:

  • How processes respond to the death of an individual with a learning disability, a neonatal or child death and a stillbirth or maternal death;
  • The Trust’s approach to undertaking case record reviews;
  • Categories and selection of deaths in scope for case record review.

To view a copy of the policy click here.