Despite identifying areas of improvement, The Care Quality Commission requires more positive change to be implemented at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, particularly in antenatal services, in order to ensure patient safety, according to the BBC.

The NHS Trust has been undergoing investigation since a number of avoidable baby deaths have occurred in its care since 2011.

The BBC reported that recent inspections have recorded continuing failings in the quality of care, highlighting the CQC’s concern about ‘junior midwives, without the experience or knowledge to escalate complex emergency situations, working alone in day care.’

An independent review of the events surrounding the deaths at the Trust is to begin next week.

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