This study showed that survival among preterm babies across England and Wales 2008-2014 has continued to improve, particular for the most premature babies. However, there are differences in survival rates between the north and south of the country that are not explained by baby characteristics.
This study included data from 14,678 preterm babies born over a two-year period 2012-13. It showed that 3.2% of these very preterm babies developed the severest form of NEC. This meant that the babies either had surgery for NEC or died from NEC.
This study included 13,463 infants and showed that human donor milk use varied widely across England and Wales.