On Tuesday, Lesmahagow MP Dr Lisa Cameron attended the Baby Lifeline report launch for ‘Mind the Gap’ which deals with a major issue that many haven’t yet recognised.
The NHS is currently facing claims of £1 million per day more in medical negligence compensation than is spent on delivering babies. This means mothers and babies are at risk because of a critical lack of frontline staff training, according to the report.
The report calls for more investment into training to decrease baby deaths.
Dr Cameron said: “Fifteen babies are stillborn every day or die in their first 28 days of life in the UK. I find this shocking and we need this and investment and training for medical practitioners.”