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Birth trauma report finds care is postcode lottery

An inquiry into traumatic childbirths has called for an overhaul of the UK's maternity and postnatal care after hearing "harrowing" stories from parents.

The Birth Trauma Inquiry heard evidence from more than 1,300 women - some said they were left in blood-soaked sheets while others said their children had suffered life-changing injuries due to medical negligence.

A new maternity commissioner who would report directly to the prime minister is a key recommendation in the group's report, along with ensuring safe levels of staffing.

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Source: BBC News, 13 May 2024


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