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October 2017

October 4, 2017

Serious errors in maternity care that leave babies brain damaged are as likely today as they were 20 to 25 years ago, according to a report that recommends annual training for all obstetric staff. A review of compensation claims by the NHS litigation body found problems with staff training across the health service, as well as issues with individual doctors or midwives. Report author Michael Magro said: “These incidents are very rare. However, every case presents an opportunity for learning in order to improve the safety of maternity care.”

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