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Nottingham trust faces criminal investigation into baby deaths

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 08 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2056
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Police are preparing to launch a criminal investigation into baby deaths and injuries at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, where an independent review by the senior midwife Donna Ockenden is looking into failings in maternity services at Nottingham City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre.1

Nottinghamshire Police’s chief constable, Kate Meynell, said that her force was in contact with West Mercia Police, which in July 2020 opened an investigation into maternity cases at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, the subject of an earlier review by Ockenden.2

“We want to work alongside the [Ockenden] review but also ensure that …

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