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Welcome to the NPEU

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit - Conducting robust research to improve care for mothers, babies and families since 1978

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The Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care (PRU-MNHC) began a programme of work in January 2019 with funding from the Policy Research Programme at the Department of Health and Social Care (England) via the National Institute for Health Research.

Clinical Trials Unit

The NPEU Clinical Trials Unit (NPEU CTU) is a fully registered UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit and typically runs a number of large multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trials.


The NPEU also conducts Social Sciences, Health Economics and Epidemiological Research (SHEER) which includes on-going influential studies.

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Effect of sedation for LISA in preterm infants

Charles Roehr, Clinical Director at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) gathered a group of co-authors for a systematic review to evaluate the effect of sedative drugs for less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) on respiratory outcomes and adverse effects. The paper titled, Sedation for less invasive surfactant administration in preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis' by Moschino et. al. published in Pediatric Research , been selected for highlight in this months Editor's Focus print issue.