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A body of families campaigning for safer maternity services, called The Maternity Safety Alliance, has written a letter to the Health Secretary, Steve Barclay, calling for a statutory public inquiry into all NHS maternity services across England. It is clear that the families who have been affected by poor maternity care in their own local […]

Safety of Maternity Unit care at both Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital has been rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission which inspected the hospitals earlier this year. The Commission found this has put women and their babies at risk. In February and March 2023, the Care Quality Commission inspected both Leicester […]

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 […]

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 […]

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (“UHB”) have been informed by the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) that their maternity services at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital are “inadequate” and at Good Hope Hospital they “require improvement”. As a result of the drop in the standard of care provision, the CQC have issued UHB with a warning notice […]

On 18 May 2023, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) closed down the practice of Fortitude Law (led by Darren Hanison), which was located in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Following the closure of Fortitude Law, a firm called Lester Aldridge has been helping with the administration of the closure, however, at Freeths we understand the impact […]

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have been issued a warning notice following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”). Concerns had been raised surrounding the safety of mental health patients further to a number of incidents across the various Trust locations. The CQC visited the Trust in November 2022 following several serious incidents. Sadly, […]

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