Women’s Health Strategy for England (2022)

GPCPC is disappointed that this strategy lacks ambition in perinatal care and women’s mental health

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Final Report of the Ockenden Review (2022)

Findings, conclusions and essential actions from the independent review of maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

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MBRRACE-UK

A national audit programme commissioned by all UK governments to collect information about all late foetal losses, stillbirths, neonatal deaths and maternal deaths across the UK. The programme tracks information about where and why babies and mothers die every year. Click here for all MBRRACE-UK reports (maternal and perinatal).

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Maternity Disparities Taskforce (2022)

A new task force will explore inequalities in maternity care and identify how the government can improve outcomes for women from ethnic minority communities.

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Birthrights

Charity championing respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth by protecting human rights. They provide advice and information on legal rights, train doctors and midwives, and campaign to change maternity policy and systems. They have recently led a year-long enquiry into racial injustice and published Birthrights: Systemic Racism, not Broken Bodies (2022) which uncovers the stories behind the statistics and demonstrates that it is racism, not broken bodies that is at the root of many inequities in maternity outcomes and experiences.

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