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July 2016

On occasion Donna is asked to provide evidence in cases of professional misconduct. A consultant gynaecologist based in South East England was convicted of six serious offences (including sexual conduct and fraud). He has now been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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July 2016

A report published by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) into egg safety has shown a major reduction in the risk from salmonella in UK eggs. Responding to the report the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched an eight week consultation reviewing the advice given to consumers on eating lightly cooked […]

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July 2016

Darren Millar (AM) requested The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (Vaughan Gething) provide an update on the work being undertaken by HASCAS and Donna Ockenden following findings of institutional abuse on the Tawel Fan ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, including the anticipated timetable for completion of their work.

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July 2016

MAMA Academy is a registered charity working alongside The Royal College of Midwives with the aim of helping babies arrive safely. It is delighted to release the findings of an audit conducted to measure the impact of their Wellbeing Wallets.

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July 2016

A group of midwives who work for Portsmouth Hospital Trust are aiming to raise £4,000. The midwives hope to refurnish the Maternity bereavement suite at Queen Alexandra Hospital. They are taking part in the 10 mile Great South Run in October 2016. Donna Ockenden (former PHT Midwife, Chief Midwife and Divisional Clinical Director) is a […]

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July 2016

This month sees the launch of the independent evaluation of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance Everyone’s Business Campaign. This evaluation highlights the substantial impact the campaign has had; the reasons for the impact, and where the campaign will need to focus in the future.

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June 2016

Consultants at specialist units in London have highlighted multiple potential cases where women and babies had been subject to avoidable harm as a result of the funding system for fetal medicine. The full article can be found on the Health Service Journal website

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June 2016

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has criticised Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for its slow pace of progress in addressing mental health concerns. Darren is frustrated that the Board still has no Mental Health Strategy, despite being 12 months on from the publication of the report into ‘institutional abuse’ on the Tawel Fan Ward and […]

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May 2016

In Spring 2016, Clinical Commission Groups (CCGs) were invited to express their interest in working with neighbouring CCGs to test ways of improving choice and personalisation for women accessing maternity services.

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March 2016

Shocking report uncovered a catalogue of failings on Anglesey hospital ward. The health watchdog said the ward fell also “well below” standards in several other areas including poor record keeping and the storage of management of medicines not being actively monitored nor implemented.

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