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  1. Event
    This webinar will feature two presentations on: Lancet article - Adverse pregnancy outcomes attributable to socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in England: a national cohort study NMPA report - Ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in NHS maternity and perinatal care for women and their babies There will be a Q&A guest panel featuring: Professor Eddie Morris Clo and Tinuke, Five X more Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP Professor Jacqui Dunkley-Bent Professor Marian Knight Professor Asma Khalil Join the webinar on Microsoft Teams
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    In the video, three women tell their stories of poor care experiences in labour and after birth. They talk about racial discrimination, procedures that were done to them without their consent, and not being listened to when they knew they needed help. They highlight the importance of complaints in helping services improve. Suggested reading Birthrights Factsheet
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    Training gaps which already existed due to chronic underfunding and staff shortages have become worse due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and this report makes recommendations to improve local and national training at a critical time for maternity. Mind the Gap 2021 identifies and makes recommendations for workforce training in five priority areas: There needs to be a significant increase in funding to allow professionals to develop and maintain skills and to retain staff within maternity. This funding needs to properly support the expansion of the maternity workforce, attendance and ba
  4. News Article
    The increased risk of black and minority ethnic women dying during pregnancy needs to be seen as a whole system problem and not limited to just maternity departments, according to experts on an exclusive panel hosted by The Independent. Professor Marian Knight, from Oxford University told the virtual event on Wednesday night that the health service needed to change its approach to caring for ethnic minority women in a wider context. Campaigners Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Rebecca Abe, from the Fivexmore campaign, called for changes to the way midwives were trained and demanded it was tim
  5. News Article
    An inspection at a failing hospital trust has identified "some progress" but its services are still inadequate. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in August. The Trust has been in special measures since 2018 and its maternity services are subject of a review following a high rate of baby and maternal deaths. The CQC said SaTH still had "significant work to do" to improve its patient care and safety standards. Inspectors highlighted particular concerns around risk management at the Trust which it said was "inconsistent
  6. Content Article
    Each lay summary outlines the purpose of the audit, explains key findings and why they are useful, and highlights gaps in the data. Lay summary: NHS Maternity Care for women with a Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 or above Lay summary: Ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in NHS maternity and perinatal care for women and their babies Lay summary: Evaluating perinatal mental health services
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    The report compares data on women and birthing people: living in the most deprived and the least deprived areas in Great Britain. from ethnic minority groups and white ethnic groups. It demonstrates differences between these groups in outcomes of maternity and perinatal care among women and birthing people, and their babies. Key findings: Women from South Asian and Black ethnic groups and those from the most deprived areas had higher rates of hypertension and diabetes when compared with women from white ethnic groups and those in the least deprived areas.
  8. News Article
    An acute trust currently rated ‘outstanding’ has been served with a warning notice by the Care Quality Commission, after senior doctors’ safety concerns prompted an inspection. Inspectors visited University Hospitals Sussex Foundation Trust days after HSJ reported on a letter from consultants highlighting “an extremely unsafe situation” and calling for elective work to be moved away from one of the trust’s main hospitals. The inspection looked at surgical areas at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, and maternity services at four sites – the RSCH, St Richard’s in Chicheste
  9. News Article
    Socioeconomic inequalities account for an estimated quarter of stillbirths, fifth of preterm births, and a third of births with fetal growth restriction, according to a study published in the Lancet of over one million births in England The nationwide study across England’s NHS was carried out by the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit team, who analysed birth records between April 2015 and March 2017 to quantify socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in pregnancy outcomes. They found that an estimated two thirds (63.7%) of stillbirths and half (55.0%) of births with fetal growth r
  10. Content Article
    Key findings Nationwide study of more than 1 million pregnancies in England finds that socioeconomic inequalities account for a quarter of stillbirths, a fifth of preterm births, and a third of births with fetal growth restriction—a condition in which babies are smaller than expected for their gestational age. South Asian and Black women living in the most deprived areas experience the largest inequalities in pregnancy outcomes. Estimates suggest that half of stillbirths and three-quarters of births with fetal growth restriction in South Asian women living in the most depriv
  11. Event
    Have you been invited to participate in an HSIB maternity investigation? Are you unsure of what the programme is about? Do you have questions about HSIB maternity investigations? This webinar is primarily aimed at doctors in training but will be of interest to clinicians from any professional background and especially to those working within maternity and neonatal services. You will gain a high level overview of the programme, an understanding of our system approach to healthcare safety investigations and information about our investigation methodology. There will be a pane
  12. News Article
    A freedom of information request by HSJ has for the first time revealed a complete list of participants in NHS England’s maternity safety support programme, with 28 trusts involved since its inception in 2018. London North West University Healthcare Trust, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust, and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust all entered the scheme at the start, due to pre-existing quality and safety concerns. The trusts were all subsequently removed, having been deemed to have made improvements, but have since been placed back in it following inspections by the Care Q
  13. Content Article
    In his report the Coroner states that Poppy’s death was the result of the inappropriate use of Kielland's forceps during delivery for which her mother had not given informed consent. He expresses concerns that when Poppy’s mother came to the hospital she did not have a birth plan and the midwives did not attempt to complete one. As a result of this there was no indication as to her preferences for treatment and care throughout her labour. The Coroner also suggests that the Hospital should carry out an urgent review of the use of Kielland’s forceps and in his view decide that they should n
  14. Content Article
    What is an Early Day Motion? Early Day Motions are motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons for which no day has been fixed - as such very few are debated. They are used to put on record the views of individual MPs or to draw attention to specific events or campaigns. By attracting the signatures of other MPs, they can be used to demonstrate the level of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.[1] Early Day Motion 556 - Government response to the recommendations of the First Do No Harm report This Early Day Motion was sponsored by Emma Hardy MP, H
  15. Content Article
    Main session videos Investigation science: Fundamentals of a professional safety investigation In this session the HSIB investigation education, learning and standards team discuss the features and current progress of the science of investigation, or Investigation Science as it has been named by Dawn Benson, our head of investigation education. The team highlights the foundations of Investigation Science in the implementation of national, organisational and team-based incident investigations in healthcare. Download the presentation View the video What HSIB has lear
  16. Content Article
    New recommendations 1. Enhance current programmes in order to accelerate the reduction of stillbirths and neonatal deaths to meet national targets, with an emphasis on reducing rates of preterm birth, particularly the most extreme preterm group. ACTION: Policy Makers, UK Public Health Services. 2. Continue to develop innovative new programmes of research into reducing preterm birth. ACTION: Policy Makers, UK Public Health Services, Research Funders. 3. Use the MBRRACE-UK guidance for the assessment of signs of life in births before 24+0 weeks gestational age. ACTION: Trust and H
  17. News Article
    The trust at the centre of a maternity scandal does not have enough midwifery staff to keep women and babies safe, a Care Quality Commission (CQC)inspection has revealed. East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust relied on community midwives to fill slots at its acute unit, with some of them working 20-hour days after being called in to help cover and feeling outside of their competence. The trust had suspended a midwife-led unit and diverted women in labour to other hospitals – and when the CQC raised the understaffing issue at its inspection in July, it suspended its home bir
  18. Content Article
    The report makes several recommendations including: Provide adequate resourcing for multidisciplinary PMRT review teams, including administrative support. Ensure the involvement of independent external members in the team. Action: Trusts and Health Boards, regional/network support systems and organisations, Service Commissioners Use the PMRT parent engagement materials to support engaging parents and families in the review process, including making them aware a review is taking place and giving them flexible opportunities at different stages to discuss their views, ask questio
  19. News Article
    A third of stillbirths at two south Wales hospitals could have been prevented with better care or treatment, an investigation has concluded. It emerged two years ago that more than 60 women suffered the heartbreak of a stillbirth at at the Royal Glamorgan, Llantrisant, and Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, and that many of these were never reported or investigated. An independent panel set up by the Welsh Government to oversee improvements in these maternity units has now concluded that many of these babies could have been saved. It looked at whether the care provided to
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