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 : 

Perinatal Confidential Enquiry_Term antepartum stillbirths 2015_MBRRACE-UK_published November 2015.pdf
Perinatal Mortality Survelliance 2015_MBRRACE-UK_published June 2017.pdf
Saving Lives Improving Mothers' Care_2012_2014_MBRRACE-UK_published December 2016.pdf

Contact details :

Heather Reid, Regional Manager
Sinead Magill, Business Manager
Joanne Gluck, Clinical Research Midwife
TP Harte, Administrator

NIMACH Regional Office
Public Health Agency
Floor 2
12-22 Linenhall Street

Tel: 028 9536 3481

Fax: 028 9536 3947