Childbirth 
blunders 
cost NHS 
£3.1bn in 
10 years

Maternity errors have cost the NHS �3 billion
Maternity errors have cost the NHS �3 billion
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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists vice president David Richmond said: “This report has defined why problems occur and provides us with valuable information so that maternity services can put in place robust monitoring and risk identification systems to prevent them from recurring.

“Our most recent reports make a strong case for the NHS to move to a consultant-delivered service so that trainee doctors receive adequate support and women have access to qualified specialists throughout the day and night.

“Alongside the recommendations from the NHS LA, we now have good information on how we can learn from past mistakes so that new ones can be prevented.”