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NHS Confederation welcomes NHSLA report on maternity care

Responding to a report on maternity care by the NHS Litigation Authority, the Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation Mike Farrar said:

"This is an important and helpful report. We are fortunate in this country that maternity care is relatively safe but to keep it that way the NHS has got to keep learning and improving.

"We must in particular learn from the occasions where things have gone very badly wrong. You cannot turn back the clock on a tragedy but you can do everything possible to prevent recurrence by focusing relentlessly on minimising risks.

"The report highlights the importance of meeting national guidance and of ensuring good training. I would urge trusts to study the findings with great care and to consider how they should respond to the messages."

Notes to Editors

The NHS Confederation represents all organisations that commission and provide NHS services. It is the only membership body to bring together and speak on behalf of the whole of the NHS. We help the NHS to guarantee high standards of care for patients and best value for taxpayers by representing our members and working together with our health and social care partners.

We make sense of the whole health system, influence health policy and deliver industry-wide support functions for the NHS.

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Contact Mike Foster on 020 7799 8671 or Georgie Agass on 020 7799 8637. For out of hours media enquiries, please call the Duty Press Officer on 07880 500726.


Mike Foster
020 7799 8671

Georgie Agass
020 7799 8637


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