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Improvements urgently needed in some Shropshire maternity services

Inadequate maternity care at two hospitals in the region have been highlighted in a recent report by the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Published at the end of November 2018, the CQC report highlighted several concerns about current practices at the maternity services at the Princess Royal Hospital

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Birth trauma has wide reaching effects

According to the Birth Trauma Association, around 20,000 women a year are affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to trauma experienced during childbirth. A further 200,000 women may also have some of the associated symptoms. When medical negligence occurs in maternity units, and babies suffer avoidable injuries, the

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Promise of more neonatal nurses not enough

The government’s ambitious announcement on 30 December to make the NHS “the best place to give birth in the world” should be met with caution. The Department of Health and Social Care’s objectives include improving the safety, quality and continuity of care for women. The plans promise more neonatal nurses

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