Personal Injury, Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence

Baby Lifeline Training – Medico-Legal Issues for the Maternity Team

The clinical negligence team are pleased to support Baby lifeline Training, which aims to promote safety for mother and baby and improve excellence in the provision of maternity care in the UK.

Anna Neil spoke to delegates at the Anatomy of Clinical Negligence Claims training day held in Bristol last month. Delegates attended from a number of NHS Trusts around Bristol and the South West and included Doctors, Midwives and Health Managers. This course aimed to provide health workers involved in the provision of maternity care, with an understanding of the law and legal process underpinning negligence claims. It was also a fantastic forum for exploring the impact of negligence and negligence claims on clinicians and claimants. The course explored what causes patients to pursue complaints and claims and how some complaints and claims could be avoided with open discussion and honest candour on behalf of clinicians when mistakes are made.

Baby Lifeline Training have established a series of training courses across the UK called Birth 2 UK Maternity Training, in the wake of the NHSLA report on “10 Years of Maternity Claims”. This report analysed the types of birth injury claims being pursued against the NHS, the health care issues behind these claims and the financial impact of the different claims on the NHS. The training courses are aimed at clinicians and managers involved in the provision of maternity care and at lawyers practicing in the specialist field of birth injury.

For more information on Baby Lifeline Training please visit their website.

If you wish to discuss concerns about maternity care that you have received please contact a member of the clinical negligence team on 0800 316 8892.