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

News and Updates

January 2021

Please read press release released on the 12th January 2021 from the Department of Health and Social Care concerning maternity leadership training following on from our first report published 10th December 2020

January 2021

Please read letter  from England’s Chief Midwifery Officer and National Clinical Director for Maternity regarding next steps following the publication of our first report on the 10th December 2020. 

December 2020

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s response to the Ockenden Report.

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December 2020

Donna Ockenden appears before The Health Select Committee 15th December 2020

Today, 15th December 2020 as the Chair of the Independent Maternity Review at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Donna Ockenden was asked to appear before the  Health Select Committee  at  The Houses of Parliament. Donna was invited to answer questions from the Select Committee on our first report published on Thursday. Donna’s piece runs from 0952hrs   to 1027 hrs  but before and after that there is some very interesting information on maternity services.

Link to Parliamentlive.tv 

December 2020

Please read letter  from Chief Executive, Executive/National Director and National Medical Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement regarding next steps following the publication of our first report on the 10th December 2020. 

December 2020

Ockenden Report a shocking indictment of poor care at Shrewsbury and Telford, says Birth Trauma Association 

Today’s report from the Ockenden Review of maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust makes for shocking reading. It is clear that good practice was frequently not followed. 

December 2020

Baby Lifeline, the mother and baby charity, supports all recommendations made in today’s emerging findings report in to maternity care failings at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).  

These ‘essential and immediate actions’ originate from The Ockenden Review’s preliminary analysis of  250 cases of concern, including the original 23 cases that led to the review.  A total of 1,862 cases will be considered by the review’s conclusion. 

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December 2020

SANDS statement following publication of the first report

It is shocking that so many babies have died at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. We are here to offer bereavement support to all those parents and families affected, who will be going through unbearable pain following their loss”.

Read full statement from Clea Harmer, Chief Executive SANDS

December 2020

Actions in Donna Ockenden Review must be acted upon immediately by all maternity services say Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

Strong leadership, challenging poor workplace culture, and ringfencing maternity funding are key to improving safety. That’s the message from two leading Royal Colleges as they respond to the independent review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust led by Donna Ockenden.

Read statement from RCM   

Read statement from RCOG

December 2020

Group B Strep Support’s response to Ockenden Review into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

Group B Strep Support has responded to the interim findings of the independent review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals (SATH) NHS Trust by a team led by midwifery expert Donna Ockenden, published today.

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