Independent review of maternity services at
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

This is the official website for the independent review of maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.


Publication of the second report of the Independent Maternity Review

The Review Team has been liaising with NHS England and Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care and can now confirm that the second report of the Independent Maternity Review of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust will be published no later than 24 March 2022. 

The second report will build upon the work of the first report to ensure the Local Actions for Learning and Immediate and Essential Actions are strengthened and implemented at the Trust and across the wider maternity system in England. We have already seen some excellent progress and significant amounts of new funding for maternity services across England since the publication of the first report.

Thank you for your patience, an update on the precise date of publication will be provided as soon as possible.


September update for families from Donna Ockenden, the Chair of the Independent Maternity Review at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. 

July update for families from Donna Ockenden, the Chair of the Independent Maternity Review at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. 

Please see below a short video capturing May update for families involved in the Maternity Review. The next update will take place on the 13th July 2021.

Please see below video capturing family questions submitted to the Maternity Review Team following the family update session on the 17th May 2021. 

Today, 10th December 2020, we launched the first report of the independent review into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. The report outlines the local actions for learning for the Trust and immediate and essential actions for the Trust and wider system that are required to be implemented now to improve safety in maternity services for the Trust and across England.

Read the report here


The review was commissioned in 2017 by the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt MP.  Since the original launch of the review many more families have come forward with concerns about their care.

Donna Ockenden is leading a team of independent health professionals to review cases of serious and potentially serious concern in maternity services at the Trust.  We would like to hear from anyone who feels that they or their family have a potential case of significant concern and ask that they please get in touch by the end of May, 2020.