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October 2019

November 6, 2019

The NMC has apologised and admitted that the treatment of a family, further to the death of their son, was unacceptable. Andrea Sutcliffe, the regulator’s current Chief Executive, said “Our actions made an awful situation much worse.” She added that significant changes had since been made, including better record keeping and a new patient support service. The family involved responded with “This is exactly the behaviour what we don’t want to see in health care”. However, they hope the new leadership of the NMC would act better in the future. Joshua Titcombe was one of 11 babies to die at Barrow’s Furness General Hospital amid a number of failures and a campaign by his father, James, led to reviews into maternity safety.

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