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Maternity mistakes: Lapses lead to mistake every five births

Tens of thousands of mothers and babies in England were harmed by potential lapses in maternity care in the past two years, the BBC has learned.

More than 276,000 incidents were logged by worried hospital staff between April 2015 and March 2017 - the equivalent of one mistake for every five births. Most were minor or near misses, but almost a quarter of the incidents led to the mother or baby being harmed - and in 288 cases there was a death. Ministers said safety must be improved.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC the figures were "shocking" and improving the way mothers and babies were cared for was a "top priority". "Mistakes in maternity care can lead to heart-breaking tragedies for mothers and babies." But he said it was encouraging hospitals were being honest as that would help prevent repeat problems. However, childbirth charity NCT said the figures suggested maternity care was "in crisis".

The incidents have been flagged up under a voluntary reporting scheme run by the regulator NHS Improvement that staff are encouraged to take part in if they have concerns about care. The potential lapses logged include everything from short delays getting medication or records not being completed properly to babies being deprived of oxygen and life-threatening complications not being diagnosed.

Read the full article at the BBC News Website.


Negligence by the midwife may cause varioius complication or injuries for the baby causing cerebral palsy, Injuries to the head,face, Hip Dysplasia and Erb’s Palsy. Negligence may also lead to second and third degree vaginal tears, Fissures, infections and Post birth complications in the mother. If you or your baby were injured during pregnancy or child birth due to clinical or medical negligence, call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free conference on 0113 388 0400 or contact us online and we will call you within 1 hour.

Baby boy left severely disabled after midwife's 'negligent' advice

A High Court judge has now found the Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust fully liable to compensate the boy. It has been reported in the Manchester Evening News that a baby boy was left severely disabled after a midwife offered negligent advice during a two-minute telephone call. The child’s teenage mum spoke to a midwife at Royal Bolton Hospital when her waters broke and painful contractions started in the early hours. She was told to hang on “a bit longer” and “positively discouraged” from coming in, the High Court heard. A judge has now found the Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust fully liable to compensate the boy. The court heard how the 19-year-old expectant mum did as she was told and stayed at home after first speaking to the midwife. Around 40 minutes passed before her father called the hospital again in desperation. By then, the teenager was in too much pain to speak to a midwife herself and her father said he was bringing her in immediately.


Negligence by the midwife may cause varioius complication or injuries for the baby causing cerebral palsy, Injuries to the head,face, Hip Dysplasia and Erb’s Palsy. Negligence may also lead to second and third degree vaginal tears, Fissures, infections and Post birth complications in the mother. If you or your baby were injured during pregnancy or child birth due to clinical or medical negligence, call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free conference on 0113 388 0400 or contact us online and we will call you within 1 hour.

GPs failing thousands of cancer patients: Alarming toll of victims being sent away THREE times without a diagnosis

Family doctors fail to spot cancer in tens of thousands of patients, a study reveals today. Seven in ten people whose illness is picked up in casualty have had it missed by a GP. An estimated 32,000 of them visited a local surgery three times without their cancer being diagnosed. Women and younger patients were more likely to have their symptoms overlooked, even for common cancers.


The research by Cambridge University, University College London and Public Health England fuels fears that the disease is being detected too late. ‘These are extremely concerning findings as the later breast cancer is diagnosed, the less effective treatment can be,’ said Samia al Qadhi, of Breast Cancer Care. She said the charity’s research showed that a third of patients with incurable breast cancer did not feel doctors had listened to them.


Anna Jewell of Pancreatic Cancer UK said: ‘Sadly these new figures do not come as a surprise – we already know that almost half of pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed as an emergency, which usually means their symptoms are more advanced. ‘Patients don’t know that their symptoms could be a sign of pancreatic cancer so they are not visiting their GP. When they do, the disease is not at the forefront of GPs’ minds.’


The study examined 4,647 cancer patients diagnosed in English A&E units in 2010. Their survival chances were far lower than in cases detected through scans or by specialists. Seventy-one per cent had seen their GP – 59 per cent of them once or twice and 41 per cent at least three times. Patients with the most common types of cancer whose symptoms should be obvious were initially misdiagnosed, according to the study in the British Journal of General Practice.


The researchers said the results were not necessarily due to a failure of GPs because some cancers were very difficult to spot. ‘This highlights the need to explore all the reasons why cancers are diagnosed late, including what happens outside GP surgeries,’ said study leader Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos of UCL. ‘Many elderly patients may find it difficult to get to the surgery or have other conditions which would prevent them from seeking an appointment, such as dementia.’ Of the 357,000 new cancer cases in the UK each year, about 78,500 are diagnosed in A&E. If these findings are representative, roughly 32,000 of these patients saw their GP three times or more.

The study did not speculate on why GPs were missing cancer nor why UK survival rates are lower than in the rest of Europe. Experts have suggested it is down to different healthcare systems where patients see specialists immediately. Some health trusts are even offering GPs financial incentives not to refer patients for tests that can diagnose cancer.


Studies have shown that – if the UK matched the European average on cancer – around 10,000 lives would be saved every year. Britain is lagging a decade behind the progress made in France, Italy and Scandinavia. Dr Julie Sharp of Cancer Research UK, which funded the study, said: ‘We need to continue to increase awareness of cancer signs and symptoms and help break down the barriers preventing people from seeing their GP earlier. ‘GPs need better access to the right tests and referral routes if we want to see this number reduced.’ Judith Brodie of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer said: ‘A bowel cancer patient’s chance of being successfully treated drops dramatically if they are not diagnosed until a late stage so more must be done to ensure the public is aware of the symptoms and how important it is to get them checked out as soon as possible. ‘Knowledge of the disease will also give them the confidence to persevere with their GP if they feel their symptoms are not being taken seriously enough.’


Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, of the Royal College of GPs, said: ‘GPs take their role in diagnosing cancer as early as possible very seriously and we would urge patients who experience any concerning or persistent symptoms to book an appointment with their GP.’