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

February 2022

28th February 2022

NHS pilots pregnancy screening that may cut racial disparities in baby deaths

Stillbirth and perinatal death rates are comparatively high for black and Asian babies in the UK, studies have shown. Now the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement, led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives, has successfully designed and trialled a tool that could help end the scandal.


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