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

First report of the independent review into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

On Thursday 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.

Following commencement of the review in 2017, the number of family cases to be considered has increased from the original 23 to 1,862, with the majority of incidents occurring between the years 2000 to 2019. 

Due to the rise in the number of family cases for review, the team agreed to publish this first report which makes clear recommendations in the form of Local Actions for Learning and Immediate and Essential Actions for the Trust and maternity services across England in order to improve maternity safety.

This report is published following the clinical reviews of 250 of the family cases from 2000 to 2018, which include the 23 families who initiated this independent review and conversation and communication with an additional 800 families. The 27 Local Actions for Learning are framed around four categories: general maternity care, maternal deaths, obstetric anaesthesia and neonatal care.

Read the report here