Greg Dix, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Patient Care, said: “We welcome today’s statement from the Minister and the first formal report from the Independent Maternity Services Oversight Panel.

“We are committed to addressing the concerns raised by the Royal Colleges’ review and making the changes required to deliver the highest quality services to women and families.

“In recent months we have been working hard to make a number of improvements, including developing our engagement with women and families alongside a new quality governance framework and putting in place regular review meetings to learn from things when they have gone wrong.

“However, we recognise there is still much work to do. We know how important it is to learn from the past and the clinical review process, which has been outlined today, will identify any further action to ensure the right systems and continual improvements are in place for the future.

“We are grateful for the advice and support we are receiving from the Independent Panel and will continue to work closely with them to provide assurance to our communities and partners that the report’s recommendations are being fully implemented.”

We understand the clinical review process might cause some anxiety. We have set up a dedicated contact line to answer any queries. The number is 08000 328999 and it will be open between the hours of 9am-5pm Tuesday 8th October to Friday 11th October or families can email [email protected]

For media enquiries please contact Julia Sumner, Interim Head of Communications, on 01443 744814 or 07825 203173 or email [email protected]

Statement on publication of Independent Maternity Oversight Panel report