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NHS maternity safety to come under investigation after scandals involving mother and baby deaths

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The safety of maternity services in the NHS are to be investigated by MPs after a string of scandals involving the deaths of mothers and babies highlighted by The Independent.

The Commons health select committee, chaired by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, has announced it will hold an inquiry looking at why maternity incidents keep re-occurring and what needs to be done to improve safety.

The committee will also examine whether the clinical negligence process needs to change and the wider aspects of a “blame culture” in the health service and its affects on medical advice and decision making.

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