On November 1st 2021, the Independent Thematic Review of Maternity Services at Nottingham University Hospitals started. The review has been initiated for several reasons, but mainly due to families raising concerns about their cases. The aim of this Review is to drive rapid improvements to maternity services in Nottingham by focusing on issues where change is urgently needed.
The Review team aims to ensure that family engagement is embedded within the Review so that feedback from every family with experience and opinions can be acknowledged and considered. The Review team welcomes all families, who wish to do so, to come forward to share their experience. This includes families that have not made a complaint or have had a previous investigation into their experience.
The first sessions to listen to families’ experiences will run from Monday 10th January to Friday 4th February 2022, to book a confidential meeting please complete the following online booking form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/…/IndependentThematicRev…
Families can come forward at any point by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The review team recognise that ongoing support will be required for families affected by their experience of maternity services at the Trust.There is an offer of help from Crisis support Help in a crisis nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk. This is a 24/7 crisis line available to anyone in a mental health crisis across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Families just ring and say they are NUH Maternity Review families.
Let’s Talk Wellbeing: Notts Healthcare Trust have arranged a support offer for women and staff affected by events at NUH maternity services. It can be accessed by self-referral www.letstalkwellbeing.co.uk. If families say they are NUH Maternity Review families they will be able to access immediate support. Families can also ring 0300 3002200 for self-referrals over the phone.
Presently, The Review team are seeking to commission a more tailored psychological service specifically for families who are taking part in the review. This service, when in place, will be available for wider family members as well. For progress on this, please see https://independentmaternityreviewnotts.nhs.uk/what-we-do/
For more information on the Independent Thematic Review of Maternity Services at Nottingham University Hospitals, please go to the following website: