Morecambe Bay: Nurse and midwife regulator apologises for failing families who lost children in scandal – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, midwives, news, nurses, select committees by tracey

‘The families of children who died because of major care failures by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, have received an apology from the body meant to protect patients and the public from unsafe nurses and midwives.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2018

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Failure to act against ‘dangerous’ midwives resulted in deaths – report – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2018 in inquiries, midwives, news, reports, standards by sally

‘Babies and mothers died after a health regulator failed to act against midwives suspected of providing dangerously poor care, despite the police raising concerns about their conduct, a damning report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2018

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Midwife Jane Greaves sacked after lack of toilet breaks gave her kidney infection wins job back – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2018 in midwives, news, sick leave, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘A midwife who was sacked for taking too many sick days after she fell ill because of a lack of toilets at work has won an employment tribunal.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2018

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Nurse and midwife misconduct hearings may be held in secret – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, midwives, news, nurses, private hearings by tracey

‘Nurses and midwives will rarely be subject to public misconduct hearings and could avoid any sanctions for errors if they admit blunders early, under controversial new plans.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) wants to replace “cumbersome and adversarial” fitness to practice processes with a system that could mean most cases being heard behind closed doors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2018

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Baby deaths linked to lack of basic midwife training – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in birth, children, education, midwives, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Babies are dying and being put at risk of major brain injury because it is “commonplace” for British midwives to qualify without training in use of basic equipment, a senior coroner has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2017

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Coroner halts baby’s inquest over hospital evidence tampering claim – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in children, evidence, hospitals, midwives, news by sally

‘A coroner may refer a hospital trust to the Crown Prosecution Service over allegations that a senior midwife’s evidence on the death of a five-day-old baby was tampered with.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2016

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More than 1,200 FGM cases recorded across England in three months – The Guardian

‘Midwives have called for renewed efforts to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) after more than 1,200 cases were recorded across England in just three months. This includes 11 Britons who were identified as being subject to FGM.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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Kate Stanton-Davies death: Trust ‘failed to establish facts’ around death – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2016 in bereavement, children, delay, hospitals, midwives, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A hospital trust “abdicated its responsibility” in finding out why a baby died six hours after her birth, an independent review has found.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2016

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Kernicterus brain disease boy Dilraj Singh wins payout – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in birth, children, compensation, disabled persons, hospitals, midwives, news by sally

‘A mother whose son was left brain damaged after midwives allegedly failed to act on signs of jaundice has won compensation at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2015

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FGM: Legal duty to inform police comes into force – BBC News

‘Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2015

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Midwife struck off for misconduct after deaths of two babies – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2015 in birth, disqualification, midwives, news, professional conduct, tribunals by sally

‘A former midwife whose actions were said to have contributed to the deaths of two babies is to be struck off, a misconduct tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2015

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Morecambe Bay: timeline of a scandal – Daily Telegraph

‘As an independent investigation finds that mothers and babies might have lived, if not for appalling blunders by staff, and efforts to hide the failings, we look at the history of the Morecambe Bay NHS scandal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2015

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Morecambe Bay report: Bereaved families of babies who died ‘saddened’ but ‘vindicated’ by damning findings – The Independent

‘Parents of newborn babies who died due to shocking failings by maternity staff at Furness General Hospital have spoken of how they are “saddened” but “vindicated” by the publication of the damning Morecambe Bay report.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2015

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Baby deaths inquiry: NHS criticism expected – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in birth, doctors, health, hospitals, midwives, news, quality assurance, reports by sally

‘Failures at a maternity unit where a number of newborn babies and mothers died are expected to be exposed later.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board v Doogan and another – WLR Daily

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board v Doogan and another [2014] UKSC 68; [2014] WLR (D) 550

‘The right of conscientious objection under section 4(1) of the Abortion Act 1967 extended to the whole course of medical treatment which brought about the ending of a pregnancy including the medical and nursing care connected with the process, but only in relation to the actual looking after and treatment of the patient rather than the host of ancillary, administrative and managerial tasks associated with it.’

WLR Daily, 17th December 2014

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Greater Glasgow Health Board (Appellant) v Doogan and another (Respondents) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Greater Glasgow Health Board (Appellant) v Doogan and another (Respondents) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 68 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th December 2014

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Catholic midwives’ abortion ruling overturned by supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2014 in abortion, midwives, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The UK’s highest court has overturned a ruling made in favour of two Catholic midwives who object to any involvement in abortion procedures.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Deceased’s Sudden Death During Stillborn Birth: Clinical Quantification? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 10th, 2014 in bereavement, birth, compensation, damages, medical treatment, midwives, negligence, news by sally

‘In a case reported on Lawtel yesterday, the Claimant mother and sister received £160,000 in an out of court settlement following the sudden death of the deceased (‘X’) during the delivery of her stillborn baby in December 2010. The Claimants suffered a traumatic bereavement resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder. The settlement included a dependency claim for the deceased’s son.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th September 2014

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Midwives can take leading role in abortions – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in abortion, midwives, news by sally

‘New guidelines, attacked by MPs and campaigners, clarify that nurses and midwives can ‘administer abortion drugs’ if doctors remain ‘in charge throughout”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2014

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Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 9th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, midwives, nurses, service, time limits by sally

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another [2014] EWHC 847 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 155

‘Where the Nursing and Midwifery Council applied to the High Court under article 31(8) and (9) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 for the extension of an interim suspension order, the respondent affected by the order should ordinarily receive a minimum of seven calendar days notice of the application.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2014

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