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2019

Donna Ockenden is leading an independent maternity review into cases of serious and potentially serious concern at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust and would like to hear from anyone who feels they have a potential case of concern or where they believe there are significant questions that remain unanswered.

Donna says: ‘My team and I will look into all potentially serious concerns around maternity care at the Trust that are brought to our attention. Every call and message is very important to us and one of the team will be in touch as soon as we can’.

To get in touch with the independent maternity review team please email Donna on:
maternityreview@donnaockenden.com

January 2019

The NHS long term plan for England has been published and it notes that NHS leaders have promised a “step change” in the recruitment of international nurses in order to try and bridge domestic shortfalls. They have also said they are planning to work with the government to ensure nurses and other in-demand employees are provided with certainty, post-Brexit. The plan mentions that professional regulatory bodies, have a “significant role in enabling the recruitment and employment of appropriately trained overseas professionals in the UK”.

Read more about the long term plan | Read the statement from the NMC Interim Chief Executive and Registrar, Sue Killen

January 2019

An investigation by ITV Wales has revealed that warnings a maternity unit was on the brink of collapse were sent to the chief executive of the health board, two years before the current investigations into the deaths and still births of babies.

Read the media coverage