1 Sep 2023

‘Accountability of NHS managers needs to be examined after Letby’, says senior midwife

Data Correspondent and Presenter

The senior midwife Donna Ockenden has told this programme that accountability of NHS managers needs to be examined, following the Lucy Letby scandal. There have been calls for more regulation following Letby’s sentencing last week, after a number of consultants raised concerns to senior management which they say were ignored.

Ms Ockenden is currently leading the inquiry into maternity services in Nottingham, where a Channel 4 News investigation revealed failures that may have led to the deaths of hundreds of babies.