16 May 2018

Midwifery watchdog criticised after baby deaths

North of England Correspondent

A damning report has revealed that police evidence of unfit midwives was ignored for years by the watchdog meant to be overseeing their care. The report looked into the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of the scandal, in which 11 babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital. It found the regulator was “frequently incompetent” and, during its lengthy investigations, further “avoidable deaths” took place.