MBRRACE-UK have published their fifth Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report. The report covers UK Perinatal Deaths for Births from January to December 2017.
There was a fall in the stillbirth rate and more particularly in the rate of stillbirths of babies who had reached term, around 500 fewer deaths than reported in the 2013 figures. The proportion of stillbirths identified as having an intrapartum cause has also reduced substantially.
However, the death rate for some groups in the population remains disproportionately high in particular Black, Black British and Asian babies, although for the first time since 2013 the stillbirth rate for these groups of babies has decreased.
The full findings and recommendations can be read on the MBRRACE-UK website.