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News, Articles & Events: Nottingham Maternity Negligence

The Quality Care Commission (CQC) have revisited Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) over recent months to reconsider the safety and quality of the maternity services it provides. They had previously rated the services as “inadequate” but as of 13 September 2023, have improved this rating to “requires improvement”. Although this shows a definite step […]

Nottinghamshire Police have today confirmed that they are preparing to launch an investigation into maternity cases of “potentially significant concern” relating to the ongoing maternity review at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. It is widely known that a review of the maternity Services in Nottingham is being carried out by Donna Ockenden and it is […]

Having attended the Trust’s annual general meeting this week, it is clear that one of Donna Ockenden’s key considerations moving forward is that all women and all families who’ve received negligent maternity care have a voice – her call is for one of inclusivity. This is the reason for the change in the approach to […]

When the Ockenden review into the maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust highlighted that inadequate care had led to 300 babies dying or being left with brain damage, it was clear that steps would need to be taken to ensure that such a tragedy did not happen again. Urgent guidance was […]

Concerningly, there has now been suggestion there are a number of families in Nottingham who do not realise that they have been harmed and affected by the poor treatment provided to them at either the Queens Medical Centre (QMC) or City Hospital in Nottingham. Worryingly, families from minority communities have been the worst affected. With […]

It is widely known that a review of the maternity Services in Nottingham is being carried out by Donna Ockenden. The latest figures show that 1266 families have already contacted by the review team and 674 of those families have given consent to form part of the review itself. With this already in the pipeline, […]

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (“UHNM”) have had their maternity services downgraded from good to “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”). This is further to an inspection by the CQC in March 2023 and following the service of a Section 29A warning notice on the Trust advising them that their maternity […]

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