Publication of independent review of consultant-led obstetric care in Stafford

NHS England today (13 Jan 2017) publishes the independent review into whether consultant-led obstetrics could be sustained clinically and financially in a safe way at County Hospital, Stafford.

The review, which was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health following the move of consultant-led maternity services move from Stafford to Royal Stoke University Hospital, sets out a number of key findings and recommendations.

Undertaken by an independent panel consisting of experienced clinicians including obstetrics, midwifery, anaesthetics and paediatrics, and included a lay representative, the review has involved a detailed approach to analysing and evidence-gathering.

NHS England expects the commissioners and the Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan to reflect the recommendations of the independent review panel in the provision of services in the future.

View the report: A review of consultant-led obstetrics in Stafford.