Commenting on the Health and Social Care Select Committee's report The Safety of Maternity Services in England, published today an MDDUS spokesperson said:
"The Committee's report sets out a welcome blueprint to accelerate more consistent implementation of the lessons learned from a variety of service failures over many years. The focus on learning, rather than blame, is central and the encouragement to regulators to redouble their communication efforts in this area is particularly welcome".
“Although we are not persuaded by the practicability and affordability of its recommendation on no-fault compensation, the report does set out some valuable thoughts which the Government should reflect in its wider review of clinical indemnity, in particular on the need for greater control of legal expenses and controlling settlement costs, not least by properly recognising that the bulk of care will be met by the NHS not the private sector. We urge the Government to reflect on these in its wider proposals.”