A fifth of NHS spending goes towards insurance cover for clinical negligence, according to a report conducted by the National Audit Office.
The number of births in England has risen by almost a quarter in the last ten years, with the National Audit Office declaring that maternity services on the NHS were generally good, but there is still room for improvement.
Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, commented, “NHS maternity services provide good outcomes and positive experiences for most women during a very important time in their lives. Since the Department of Health’s 2007 strategy, there have been improvements in maternity services, but the variation in performance across the country, and our findings on how services are being managed, demonstrate there is substantial scope for further improvement. The Department’s implementation of its strategy has not matched its ambition.”
UK Birth Centres was awarded full indemnity insurance in 2012 so we can give pregnant women the option about where they give birth. Our strong partnership with the NHS means you will have all the benefits of state birth care, but with the addition of a bespoke package, including your choice of midwife who will stay with you throughout the pregnancy.
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