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Brain: Injuries

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 122646, tabled on 30 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Spending Review 2020, if he will provide more detail on the pilots aimed at reducing incidence of birth-related brain injuries.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 December 2020

£9.4 million has been provided to support maternity safety pilots through the 2020 Spending Review. The pilots will provide cutting-edge training and expert guidance, to improve practice and avoid harm to babies. This will include:

- Fresh learning from recent investigations and academic research to be used to improve clinical practice during childbirth;

- Pilots to provide cutting-edge training and expert guidance, to improve practice and avoid harm to babies; and

- Funding to also cover the costs of the final year of the Ockenden Review into maternity safety at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

The funding is in addition to existing funding to improve maternity safety by strengthening clinical leadership, implementing best clinical practice and fostering cultures of continuous learning for improvement through reviews and investigations.

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