Standardised Clinical Outcome Review (SCOR)

SCOR is a software tool and process for unit based comprehensive reviews of perinatal deaths. It was developed in response to the findings of a series of regional confidential enquires into stillbirths and neonatal deaths which showed wide variation in the quality of the case reviews and the ability for clinicians to learn from adverse outcomes.

The application facilitates systematic examination of each case, produces a taxonomy of substandard care factors, and prompts an action plan to facilitate implementation of learning points.

SCOR has been piloted successfully in 17 NHS units. A summary of the pilot and survey is available here: SCOR Pilot.
It has also been evaluated at McMaster University, Canada and found to be useful for root cause analysis and to support multiprofessional reviews

SCOR 2016 has been upgraded to comply with the recommendation of the Department of Health / SANDS Perinatal Review Task and Finish Group and latest guidance from national organisations including NICE, the Royal Colleges and the National Screening Committee.

  • Step-by-step review of key aspects of care
  • Identification of risk factors for mother and baby
  • Taxonomy of substandard care issues
  • Action Plan to help implement learning points
  • Printable case summary
  • Downloadable Reports
  • Standardises case reviews and reporting
  • Fosters blame free, objective assessment
  • Identifies substandard care and system failures
  • Facilitates multi-disciplinary learning
  • Follows national recommendations for reviews
  SCOR is offered as a licensed service which includes
  • Training of core staff
  • N3 network based web application
  • Secured access user accounts
  • Ongoing WebEx support
  • Automated Reports

A list of forthcoming SCOR WebEx training sessions is available here:
For further information, please write to or call Tel:0121 607 0101