Racial injustice in maternity care and next steps after the Ockenden report

26 May 2022

In episode 8 of the Shoosmiths serious injury podcast, Shoosmiths colleagues Denise Stephens and Sue Prior are joined by Birthrights programme director Maria Booker.

A damning new report released by the human rights charity this week revealed that the safety of Black, Asian and mixed-ethnicity women is being put at risk and mothers have felt routinely ‘dehumanised’, ‘isolated’ and even ‘threatened’.

More than 300 people were interviewed for the Systemic Racism, Not Broken Bodies (https://www.birthrights.org.uk/campaigns-research/racial-injustice/) report, and in the podcast, Denise, Sue and Maria take a closer look at the mechanics of the year long inquiry into systemic racism and its findings.

The ongoing midwife staffing crisis within the NHS is also brought to the fore in the discussion, along with its implications for the future of UK maternity care.

And almost two months on from the Ockenden report; the key takeaways of the long awaited inquiry and the crucial next steps that must be actioned in the NHS are also debated.

The Shoosmiths serious injury podcast is brought to you by the national serious injury team at UK law firm Shoosmiths. Tune in to hear about the latest legal views, thought provoking discussions and opinions about all things medical negligence and personal injury.





This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2024

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