13 May 2024

Damning report condemns ‘shockingly poor’ UK maternity services

Health and Social Care Editor

A damning report into the state of UK maternity services has found that poor care is frequently tolerated, with women giving birth treated as an ‘inconvenience.’

The Birth Trauma Inquiry heard from more than 1,300 women who’ve experienced traumatic birth, while exclusive new analysis by this programme shows how one in nine maternity services in England have been ‘double-downgraded’ by the regulator since 2022.