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Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England

Non-inquiry session

The Health & Social Care Committee has established and commissioned a politically impartial panel of experts to conduct an evaluation – independently of the Committee – of the Government’s commitments in different areas of healthcare policy. The Expert Panel will produce a report after each evaluation which will sent to the Committee to review. The final report will include a CQC-style rating of the progress the Government has made against achieving its own commitments. The Expert Panel will first evaluate the progress the Government has made against its own commitments in the area of maternity services in England.

 

The Expert Panel is chaired by Professor Dame Jane Dacre, and is comprised or core (i.e. permanent) members and subject specialists.

 

Core members of the Expert Panel are:

  • Sir Robert Francis QC;
  • Dr Charlotte Augst;
  • Meerat Kaur;
  • Professor John Appleby;
  • Anita Charlesworth; and
  • Professor Stephen Peckham.

 

Maternity specialist members of the Expert Panel are:

  • Professor Soo Downe, Professor of Midwifery Studies at University of Central Lancashire;
  • Professor Alexander Heazell, Director of Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, University of Manchester;
  • Sarah Noble, Associate Director of Midwifery at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust; and
  • Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary’s Hospital, London.

An overview of the Expert Panel’s work is available here: https://houseofcommons.shorthandstories.com/health-and-social-care-committee-expert-panel/

 

Further information on the Expert Panel is set out in the Health & Social Care Committee Special Report: Process for independent evaluation of progress on Government commitments (5 August 2020).

Reports, special reports and government responses

View all reports and responses
The safety of maternity services in England
Work Safety of maternity services in England (Inquiry), and Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England (Non-inquiry session)
Committees Health and Social Care Committee
HC 19
Report
Response to this report
Command Paper: The Government's Response to the Health and Social Care Committee Report: Safety of maternity services in England
HC CP 513
Government Response
Response to this report
Command Paper: The Government’s response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Expert Panel Evaluation
HC CP 514
Government Response
First Special Report - The Health and Social Care Committee’s Expert Panel: Evaluation of the Government’s progress against its policy commitments in the area of maternity services in England
Work Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England (Non-inquiry session)
Committees Health and Social Care Committee
HC 18
Special Report
First Special Report: Process for independent evaluation of progress on Government commitments
Work Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England (Non-inquiry session)
Committees Health and Social Care Committee
HC 663
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

No oral evidence transcripts published.

EPE0031 - Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England
Witnesses Transcript of Expert Panel focus group with women from East African backgrounds dated 19 May 2021
Committees Health and Social Care Committee
Written Evidence
EPE0030 - Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England
Witnesses Transcript of Expert Panel roundtable with clinicians on 26 May 2021
Committees Health and Social Care Committee
Written Evidence
EPE0029 - Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England
Witnesses Transcript of Expert panel roundtable with NHSEI on 15 June 2021
Committees Health and Social Care Committee
Written Evidence

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