The following press release is being shared on behalf of the Independent Review into Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust:
THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO MATERNITY SERVICES AT THE SHREWSBURY AND TELFORD HOSPITAL NHS TRUST WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM STAFF BOTH PAST AND PRESENT
The work of the Independent Review continues following the launch of the first report which was published in December 2020. The Independent Review is now seeking the views of both former staff and those currently working at the Trust.
The Independent Review Team would like to hear from staff who worked in maternity services at the Trust from 2000 until the current time. As part of this work, the review team would like to understand from current and former staff their experiences of what it was like to work in the Trust’s maternity services. All responses will be held securely and confidentially within the review team and individual staff will not be identified within the final report.
Donna Ockenden, Chair of the Independent Review said: “It is very important that staff voices are heard as part of our review as this will really help our understanding of maternity services during this time period.
“Any former members of staff who were employed to work directly in the maternity services at the Trust and current staff can take part in this survey. This can include but is not limited to doctors, midwives, anaesthetists, obstetricians, nurses, support workers, administrators, theatre staff, portering staff and managers. There will also be an opportunity for some staff to participate in more detailed confidential conversations with review team members if they wish to.”
The first report of the Independent Maternity Review identified 27 Local Actions for Learning for the Trust that are essential to improve safety and 7 Immediate and Essential Actions for both the Trust and maternity services across England.
The Independent Review Team is now focusing on the completion of clinical reviews to enable the next report to be published. As well as family voices, staff voices will be clearly heard and represented within the next report.
Those who wish to participate or have any questions should email: firstname.lastname@example.org in confidence.
They will then be sent an anonymised confidential questionnaire survey to complete.
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