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.
This paper highlights the increased risk of domestic violence in pregnancy and discusses practical approaches to increase its recognition and management to improve the safety of women and children in this vulnerable period. These include embedding routine enquiry into practice and responses to reduce risk once domestic violence is reported or suspected.
This slide pack guides clinicians on possible presentations of partner violence including emotional abuse, signs to look for, questioning strategies and strategies for managing and supporting these patients. It recommends screening tools to be used at regular intervals during pregnancy and includes advice on creating a safety plan.
This campaign summarises evidence surrounding the incidence of domestic violence in pregnancy and contains various resources designed to raise awareness of partner violence both amongst healthcare professionals and resources which can be shared with patients.