Consultation response: NHS Litigation Authority's consultation on pilot maternity clinical risk management standards

This consultation response focuses on the safety of intrapartum care and draws on the findings of a year-long inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England to make some recommendations.

We welcome the new principles on which the assessments standards are based. These rightly ensure that maternity services will no longer be reassessed on lower levels as they progress through standards and we hope that this will reduce the administrative burden on trusts.