Endorsements

“I am delighted to be able to support this exciting initiative. Maternity care is arguably the most safety-critical area of the National Health Service and we know that, notwithstanding the considerable advances in safety for both mother and baby in recent years, there is still much to be done. Baby Lifeline are rolling out top quality training, delivered by leaders in the field, aimed specifically at management and reduction of risk in the maternity unit. Obstetric anaesthetists have a long history of leading safety initiatives, and are proud to be able to offer our help with this important venture.”

Dr David Bogod
Dr David Bogod
Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist, Nottingham University Hospitals

“As a lawyer dealing with obstetric and paediatric cases where avoidable harm has been caused to babies I have seen at first hand the devastating impact of these tragedies on the children themselves, their families, and the professionals involved who have mainly been trying their best. The Mid Staffordshire experience has shown how vital it is to put the patient first in everything that is done – and that means provision of the training and the tools to enable patients to be properly protected. Baby Lifeline is clearly making an important contribution to ensuring that happens.”

Sir Robert Francis QC
Sir Robert Francis QC
Serjeants' Inn Chambers

“Harm free care in maternity provision is an ideal which as professionals we all aspire to. It may be unattainable but what we can do is learn from those unfortunate situations that have occurred and try to reduce them in the future. We know that many adverse outcomes are preventable with the appropriate training and culture. Baby Lifeline are to be congratulated for raising the profile of the major issues in maternity litigation and developing a series of courses for professionals.”

Dr David Richmond
Dr David Richmond
Former President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

“I commend the work of Baby Lifeline and hope that midwives and maternity services will take advantage of these programmes. They offer an important opportunity for midwives, alongside their professional colleagues, to examine their day to day practice and how they can enhance the safety of mothers and their babies.”

Professor Cathy Warwick CBE
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE
Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives