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Action needed to ensure maternity services offer safe, high-quality care - News from CQC

Released on - 30/09/2021

Action needed to ensure maternity services offer safe, high-quality care - News from CQC

News from Care Quality Commission

Action needed to ensure maternity services offer safe, high-quality care

Our new report looking at maternity care in England finds continued concern about the variation in the quality and safety of services.

Safety, equity and engagement in maternity services, published this month, recognises that many maternity units across the country are providing good care, but reveals ongoing concerns about leadership and oversight of risk, team working and culture, and the extent to which services are engaging with and listening to the needs of their local population. 

The report also points to the pressing need to address the inequalities in outcomes for Black and minority ethic people, which have been further exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CQC calls for all maternity services, supported by wider system partners, to embed changes quickly and effectively to address concerns.

 

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