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Letters Towards an end to stillbirths

Joint action is the key

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 11 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d128
  1. Richard G Wilson, honorary consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK
  1. richardgwilson{at}

Heazell’s article about the neglect of stillbirth highlights the contrast with cot death.1 The massive fall in unexpected infant deaths is the result of a joint effort by parents and professionals to stimulate and fund research, to formulate a strategy, and to pressurise the government into action. The key to progress is joint action. …

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