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Safety of maternity services in England

Inquiry

Recurrent failings in maternity services and what action is needed to improve safety for mothers and babies is the focus of this new inquiry launched by the Health and Social Care Committee. The Safety of Maternity Services in England inquiry will examine evidence relating to ongoing concerns despite the substantial amount of work carried out in recent years.  

The Committee will build upon investigations that followed incidents at East Kent Hospitals University Trust and Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, as well as the inquiry into the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.  

MPs will also consider whether clinical negligence and litigation processes need to be changed to improve the safety of maternity services, as well as the extent to which a “blame culture” affects medical advice and decision-making.  

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Friday 4 September 2020.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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  • Email: hsccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (Non-media Enquiries) 020 7219 6182 / (Media Enquiries) 020 7219 6832/ 077 5310 1017
  • Address: Health and Social Care Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA