“We would like to thank Baby Lifeline for supporting the work of NHS Resolution with this event to drive forward the recommendations from our report ‘Five years of cerebral palsy: a thematic review of NHS Resolution data’. It will be an excellent opportunity to hear from the author, Dr Michael Magro, former Darzi Fellow at NHS Resolution. With a greater understanding of how these potentially life-changing events occur, we can strive to minimise the likelihood of avoidable cerebral palsy incidents from happening.”
Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning, NHS Resolution
To provide an understanding of the main trends in obstetric incidences; setting a context following the ‘Five years of cerebral palsy claims: a thematic review of NHS Resolution data’ report, lessons learned and strategies for implementation into practice to improve outcomes for mother and baby, and the clinical team.
Please note: Clinical and legal examples will be provided throughout this course to illustrate learning points
For all members of the maternity team including midwives, obstetricians and anaesthetists, together with risk managers, claims managers, and lawyers handling clinical negligence claims.
This unique one-day course focuses on the following important elements of clinical negligence and new case law for maternity teams:
Chair: Richard Partridge – Barrister, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers.
Dr Michael Magro – Former Darzi Fellow, NHS Resolution, and Author of the Five Years of Cerebral Claims report.
James Badenoch QC – 1 Crown Office Row. James was counsel in the landmark case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  which has huge implications for the way the law deals with consent.
Tora Clark-Ward – Risk & Governance Midwife at Rosie Maternity Hospital, and soon to join the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).
Becky Wilson-Crellin – Senior Maternity Clinical Advisor Safety and Learning Team, NHS Resolution
Dr Felicity Plaat – Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at Queen Charlotte’s, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine and President Elect of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association.
Samantha Steele – National Obstetric Clinical Fellow – Early Notification at NHS Resolution.
This is an essential course for all those involved in the care of women and their babies who need to understand how recent developments in the legal and regulatory landscape will impact on their scope of practice.
Five years of cerebral palsy claims: A thematic review of NHS Resolution data is a detailed analysis of clinical and non-clinical themes from cerebral palsy claims, with an aim of disseminating shared learning and highlighting areas of improvement.
In the last Annual Report by NHS Resolution maternity claims accounted for 48% of the total value of claims in the NHS – a year-on-year trend. With litigation costs increasing, learning from past incidences to prevent harm has never been more paramount.