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 report is drawn from a literature review, meetings with families and patients with learning disabilities and focus groups with health and social care staff.
These slides describe the Ready Steady Go programme is for any child over 11 years of age with a long term medical condition and helps to prepare them for transitioning to adult services. The resources include questionnaires and information packs for young people, families and healthcare professionals to help them assess and feel confident in their move to adult services.
In this thought paper, Dr Rebecca Lawton and Dr Gerry Armitage look at ways to involve patients in clinical safety and the readiness of patients and health professionals to adopt new roles.