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Current chair originally reviewing 23 maternity cases of concern at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. The review has been commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health. Following a much larger number of cases of potential concern coming forward and confirmation that the original review was to be extended, Donna has increased the numbers within the expert team to include an anaesthetist, infection prevention, an ambulance expert, two paediatrician and a physician as well as increasing the number of midwives, neonatologists and obstetricians.

Current Senior Midwifery Adviser providing a wide range of advice on Midwifery to the chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
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Co Clinical Director (Midwifery) of the London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network
July 2013 to June 2017

The London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) has been established to address deficiencies in maternity care. The London Maternity Strategic Clinical Leadership Group (SCLG) is a forum of multi-professional clinicians, managers and service users from across all care settings linked to maternity care. It has been established in order to makes strategic recommendations for the delivery of maternity care under the auspices of the London Maternity SCN in conjunction with commissioners and service users.

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London Clinical Network Lead for MBEM (Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure).

Launched in June 2017, this project was supported and funded by NHS England and worked in partnership with SANDS, the NHS England Patient Experience and Insight team and the London Maternity Bereavement Midwives Forum. A toolkit has been developed and shared with maternity, gynaecology and neonatal teams across England. The toolkit outlines the findings of in depth feedback from women and their families about what helped them and what was important to them at the time of pregnancy loss and stillbirth. The work includes tried and tested feedback and methods from Maternity services leading on this care.

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Chair of the Governance review into events leading to the closure of Tawel Fan ward in December 2013 and current governance arrangements in Older Peoples Mental Health at BCUHB, the largest Health Board in Wales.

This extensive review involved consideration of over 4000 individual documents and reports and interviews, correspondence and meetings with more than 200 current and former NHS staff and service user representatives/ carers.

This report published in July 2018. To read the report click here