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Maternity care: CQC imposes sanctions on Sheffield unit over concerns about safety and quality

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 09 June 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1469
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

England’s healthcare regulator has imposed sanctions on a maternity unit in Sheffield after an unannounced inspection.

In March the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected maternity services at the Jessop Wing run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after concerns about the safety and quality of services provided to women and babies.

In a report published on 9 June,1 CQC inspectors said that the trust lacked effective systems for ensuring that staff had the skills, competence, knowledge, and experience to safely care for women and their babies.

They also observed that the unit lacked effective systems …

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