Message from Donna Ockenden – Chair of the Independent maternity review The Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Review has now concluded and published its final report. The Chair, Donna Ockenden, and her team thank all the families and stakeholders for their cooperation, support and assistance. As the review has now concluded the maternity review team will […]
Publication of the Independent Review of maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Today, Wednesday 30 March 2022, marks the publication of our final report of the Independent Review of maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Our independent multi – professional team of midwives and doctors including obstetricians, neonatologists, obstetric anaesthetists, a physician, cardiologist, neurologist and others have examined the maternity care and treatment […]
Covid: Rise in UK infections driven by BA.2 Omicron variant Covid cases have continued to rise in the UK, with an estimated one in every 20 people infected, figures from the Office for National Statistic suggest. All age groups are affected, including the 75s and over, who are due a spring booster jab to top […]
Recent developments and primary care goals for ovarian cancer For primary care teams, keeping up-to-date with developments and current best practice is the key to expediting ovarian cancer diagnosis, according to Dr Sharon Tate, Head of Primary Care Development, Target Ovarian Cancer (TOC).
Birthing kits to go to Ukraine to help pregnant mothers Medical kits to help midwives support mothers giving birth are to be sent to Ukraine. The 30 bags have been put together by charity Baby Lifeline, cost about £1,000 each and will be sent out in the next few days, via Poland.
Welsh leader calls for Donna Ockenden to investigate Families owed apology from Betsi Cadwaladr health board and Welsh Government. Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd, refers to the fact that the deaths of two patients have sparked damning reports into the failings of mental health services in north Wales.
Baby died after mother given ‘incorrect advice’ in call to Stoke-on-Trent hospital A six-month-old baby died after the mother was given the wrong advice, hospital board papers have revealed. The mother called the maternity assessment unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital seeking medical advice, the hospital trust said.
Shropshire baby deaths: New date for Ockenden report publication A new date has been set for a much-awaited report into maternity failings at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. The inquiry, led by Donna Ockenden, is the largest of its kind in the NHS’s history, investigating 1,862 cases.
Covid vaccination – the knowns and unknowns Many factors influence decisions about vaccine use including many ‘unknowns’ and this raises questions about the wisdom of targeting young people and recommending boosters for everyone, explains Allyson Pollock, Clinical Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University.
Revealed: scandal of NHS charges putting pregnant migrant women at risk Vulnerable women face huge bills before giving birth, campaigners say. The health of pregnant woman and their unborn babies is being put at risk due to fears around NHS charging, with some trusts demanding upfront fees for maternity care or wrongly charging those who […]