Fiona Scolding KC's report on the Shropshire baby deaths scandal

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Fiona Scolding KC has conducted a review of governance at the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.  This was commissioned by the board of Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust following multiple other reviews in to the Trust's practices after the death of Rhiannon Davies and Richard Stanton's daughter, Kate, who died avoidably while in the trust's care in 2009.

The report criticises the board's management and scrutiny of issues in maternity care, finding it was too accepting of information and decisions put before it. It is also criticised the delay in publishing a controversial report looking at the trust's maternity services, carried out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Fiona said: "The way in which the report was published was unhelpful and sought undoubtedly to try and 'spin' the findings of the RCOG. This should not have happened."

More information on this report may be found on ITV News, BBC News or the Shropshire Star's websites.

The review may be found here.

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