The Ockenden Report is clear that keeping caesarean births intentionally low, contributed to innocent babies dying.
I am pleased that following a recommendation from the Health and Social Care Selection Committee (of which I am a member) NHS trusts are no longer being assessed on their caesarean rates, however we must go further.
Following his statement, I asked the Secretary of State Sajid Javid, if he will look at where caesarean rates remain artificially low in trusts, so this dangerous normal birth ideology is eradicated from the NHS, and I am delighted he agreed. We must all work together to remove permanently this practice from our NHS.
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