This report investigated maternity services at Furness General Hospital from January 2004 to June 2013, and concludes the maternity unit was dysfunctional and that serious failures of clinical care led to unnecessary deaths of mothers and babies. It makes a series of recommendations for the wider NHS as well as Morecambe Bay.
More than 100 leading experts set out to answer this question, reaching unprecedented consensus on the steps and actions needed to reform this critical and costly segment of the US health care system.
This report examines four case studies of innovation and improved patient safety in maternity care in the UK. It discusses factors which enable change and promote innovation and identifies strong networks between commissioners and providers appropriately resourced and with strong leadership and relevant information sources as critical in fostering improvement.
This chapter from the King's Fund toolkit on improving safety in maternity care focuses on leadership and staffing, and highlights how the two are always deeply interrelated. This is particularly the case when considering the role of leadership both within the maternity ward and across the broader organisation, where decisions on staffing, resourcing and the design of maternity services are made.