Implementing guidelines on sudden infant death

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7450.1262 (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1262
  1. Anne Livesey, consultant community paediatrician (anne.livesey@southdowns.nhs.uk),
  2. Edmund Hick, detective sergeant
  1. Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3JN
  2. Sussex Police, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8AF

    EDITOR—Fleming et al described a multi-agency approach to investigating unexpected infant deaths.1 Such a multiagency protocol—adopted by the police, health, social services, and coroners—has existed in Sussex since 1999. This precedent was acknowledged in the Avon protocol described by Fleming et al.1

    With support from the Foundation for the Study …

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