NIMACH (Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health) collects and analyses data in support of Clinical Outcome Review Programmes.

The Clinical Outcome Review Programmes (previously known as confidential enquiries), are designed to help assess the quality of healthcare, and stimulate improvement in safety and effectiveness by systematically enabling clinicians, managers and policy makers to learn from adverse events and other relevant data. The programmes have a key role in supporting local, continuous improvements to service quality.

The Clinical Outcome Review Programmes are commissioned by The Health Care Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England, DHSSPS Northern Ireland, the Health Department of the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. 

Further information related to the programmes may be found on the HQIP website at:

Northern Ireland’s involvement in the national CORPs is commissioned by HQIP on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Services.

Within Northern Ireland, the programmes for maternal, newborn, infant and child health are coordinated via the Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health Office (NIMACH) which is based within the Public Health Agency.

NIMACH collects and analyses data in support of :

  • Maternal, Newborn and Infant programme: Coordinated by MBRRACE-UK

  • Child Health programme: delivered by NCEPOD in collaboration with  University of Cardiff

Main reports : 

1. Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme

Perinatal Confidential Enquiry_ Term singleton, intrapartum stillbirth and intrapartum-related neonatal death_MBRRACE-UK_published November 2017

Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016_MBRRACE-UK_published June 2018

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care_2013-15_MBRRACE-UK_published December 2017

Previous reports -

2. Child Health Programme

Chronic Neurodisability_Each and Every Need_NCEPOD_published March 2018

Contact details :

Heather Reid, Regional Manager
Sinead Magill, Business Manager
Joanne Gluck, Clinical Research Midwife
Amy Watson, Information Officer - 028 95363388
TP Harte, Administrator

NIMACH Regional Office
Public Health Agency
Floor 4
12-22 Linenhall Street

Tel: 028 9536 3481