AIMS submission to the Health and Social Care Committee Inquiry: Safety of maternity services in England

AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee - Safety of Maternitys Services in England

In July 2020, the UK Parliament's Health and Social Care Select Committee opened an inquiry ​into Safety of Maternitys Services in England

AIMS submitted evidence to the inquiry on 29th August 2020.
AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee

In our submission we encouraged the inquiry to take a holistic view of the meaning of safety in this context and to focus on a broad set of safety indicators. By this we mean in addition to focusing on reducing the risk of short-term physical -and on occasion fatal -harm to mothers and babies, it is also important to focus onreducing damage to the long-term well-being of mothers, babies and the wider family, including their mental health.

Submissions to the enquiry can be found here


AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all.
AIMS does not give medical advice, but instead we focus on helping women to find the information that they need to make informed decisions about what is right for them, and support them to have their decisions respected by their health care providers. The AIMS Helpline volunteers will be happy to provide further information and support. Please email helpline@aims.org.uk or ring 0300 365 0663.

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