A summary of information from the hospital episodes statistics relating to NHS maternities in the year 2004-05. Among the findings: 20 per cent of deliveries were induced, and the caesarean rate remained at just under 23 per cent.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission following months of concerns over the safety of the trust’s accident and emergency, and maternity services.
Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust – Developing a birth reflection service
For many mothers, the impact of a difficult birth is significant. It can be the source of negative beliefs which prove long-lasting, or be further fuel for a previously-held sense of vulnerability or failure.
Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust – Physiological CTG and human factors training to reduce early neonatal deaths and intrapartum brain damage
In 2015 in the UK, 1,136 babies either died in labour, soon after birth, or sustained severe brain injury. In three quarters of those cases, different care
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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