Plans to invesitage stillbirths

The Ministry of Justice have announced plans to provide an independent inquest into the death of babies, to help bereaved parents gain answers. Hopefully the inquests will also help to prevent future stillbirths and improve maternal care.

The government have launched a consultation on proposals to give coroners the power to investigate all full-term stillbirths. At present, coroners can only hold inquests for babies who have shown signs of life after being born.

More information about the plans can be found here.

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