All Greater Manchester Trusts achieve the top standard of care for delivery of safer maternity services

GM Integrated Care Partnership
GM Integrated Care Partnership

In Greater Manchester (GM), maternity safety remains a critical area of focus and the recent outcome in year five of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) means that all six GM NHS Trusts will continue to support the delivery of safer maternity care for women, birthing people, families, and newborns.

Each Trust has met all 10 of the required maternity safety actions. This fantastic outcome is thanks to the hard work of our Local Maternity and Neonatal System alongside our six local NHS Trusts, and the maternity and neonatal voices partnerships to improve the safety of maternity and neonatal services in GM.

Obstetric incidents can be catastrophic and life-changing, with related claims representing the CNST biggest area of spend. NHS Resolution, on the instruction of the Department of Health and Social Care, has incentivised NHS Trusts to actively adopt best practices and implement essential safety measures. It rewards NHS Trusts that demonstrate implementation of a set of core safety actions, that aim to continue improvement in the quality of care of maternity services.