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Safer maternity care: progress and next steps

The Department of Health has now published Safer Maternity Care: the National Maternity Safety Strategy progress and next steps.  This document reports on progress and next steps with implementation of the safer maternity care action plan and sets out measures for further and quicker improvement.  The Department has also published ‘Brain injury report’ which provides a working definition of brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth, and presents national annual brain injury rates from 2010 to 2015 for England

Families who suffer stillbirth or life-changing injuries to their babies will be offered an independent investigation to find out what went wrong and why. The government is also bringing forward from 2030 to 2025 the ambition to halve rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth.

Download the full report here
Read the DH press release here
Royal College of Midwives press release here

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MBRRACE-UK release “Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care – Surveillance of maternal deaths in the UK 2012-14 and lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2009-14”

 

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MBRRACE-UK has published Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Surveillance of maternal deaths in the UK 2012–14 and lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2009–14. The report presents the findings of maternal mortality surveillance 2012 to 2014 in the UK and the lessons learned from the confidential enquiries into maternal deaths from cardiovascular causes, blood pressure disorders of pregnancy, early pregnancy causes together with messages for critical care.