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Failure to act against ‘dangerous’ midwives resulted in deaths – report

Health regulator did nothing for two years about information supplied by police on maternity staff

Babies and mothers died after a health regulator failed to act against midwives suspected of providing dangerously poor care, despite the police raising concerns about their conduct, a damning report has concluded.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) did nothing for two years about information supplied by Cumbria police on maternity staff at Furness general hospital, an inquiry found.

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