Overview

Who we are
The Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries (CMACE) is an independent charity dedicated to improving the health of mothers, babies and children.  It is overseen by a Board of Trustees

What we do
National Confidential Enquiry
CMACE carries out national confidential enquiries into maternal and child health and a range of other related audit and research related activities designed to improve maternal and child health in the UK.  National confidential enquiry is a form of national clinical audit and is a method of assessing the quality of care to help identify potentially avoidable factors associated with adverse outcomes.  The main funding body for the national confidential enquiry programme is the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) which commissions the work for England and Wales.  Other funding bodies for the national enquiry programme are:-
Other audit and research work
In addition, CMACE carries out a wide range of audit and research work funded by other bodies related to improving the health of mothers, babies and children, these include: The bodies who contribute funding to enable CMACE to carry out local enquiries or provide mortality surveillance information include Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs), NHS Trusts, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), Regional Government Offices and Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).  If you would like to find out more follow the relevant link above.

How we work
CMACE has a central office in Baker Street which also incorporates the regional activity for London and South East.  We also have local offices in Manchester, Sheffield, Cambridge, sub-contracted offices in Bristol and Newcastle and affiliated offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Republic of Ireland.

Latest News

CMACE releases it's report Maternal obesity in the UK: findings from a national project.

This report has revealed for the first time the prevalence of severe maternal obesity in the UK, details the complications and consequences of obesity in pregnancy, and outlines the implications for the care of obese pregnant women. [07/12/2010]

Saving Mothers’ Lives Conferences March 2011

Now open for bookings - Early Bird rate available until 31st December 2010. [30/11/2010]

CMACE publishes briefing on genital tract sepsis from 'Saving Mothers' Lives 2006-2008

Emergent Theme Briefing #1: Genital Tract Sepsis, September 2010 [05/10/2010]

CMACE Resources: Forms and Tools