Birth

13 May 2014

Labour wards not for “straightforward births’ says NICE

This BBC headline today comments on draft advice issued by NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence which suggests that healthy women experiencing a “straightforward” or “low risk” pregnancy should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit rather than a traditional labour ward.

1 February 2013

Maternity services: the perfect storm?

Bridget Hughes discusses the state of maternity care and the proposed changes to meet increasing demand.

Bridget Hughes

31 January 2013

How safe is childbirth on the NHS?

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is the body which manages legal claims made against the NHS in England.  Its report in October 2012 noted that between 2009 and 2010 some 5.5 million babies were born in England and that only 5,087 maternity related claims for injury were made against the NHS during this same period. 

5 November 2012

Negligence in Maternity Care: Ten Years of Claims

Raoul Lumb discusses The National Health Service Litigation Authority (“NHSLA”) recent report, ‘Ten Years of Maternity Claims’ .  

14 September 2012

London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy – fundraising success

Laura Sylvester writes about Kingsley Napley's relationship with the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

Laura Sylvester

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