Calls for a shift on maternal and newborn safety

The Consumer Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has used World Patient Safety Day to call for changes to birth delivery policy, particularly around reduction in caesarean sections performed before 39 weeks because of the risk of adverse outcomes for children. Drawing on this year’s World Patient Safety Day theme of Safe maternal and newborn care, […]

Negligent care leads to manslaughter convictions


A recent decision made in the Courts in England convicting a doctor of manslaughter has enraged many medical officers both in England and Australia; raising concerns that the court failed to look at the realities of practice in the public health system and the systemic wide failings that add pressure to an overworked and understaffed […]