This consultation outlines proposed changes to the annual infant mortality statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and outlines future plans. Feedback from users is encouraged.
ONS publishes annual infant mortality statistics for England and Wales in a number of key outputs:
The release of these outputs varies depending on timing of the extracts used and the availability of final data from Scotland and Northern Ireland to compile UK data.
Why We Are Consulting
ONS is proposing to streamline the number of key outputs, to ensure publication of timely final figures that are fit for purpose.
Consideration also needs to be given to the content of the future releases to ensure they meet user needs, are in line with disclosure control guidance and provide a sufficient level of information to inform decisions.