In December 2020, the Ockenden Report was published, which set out seven immediate and essential actions for Trust maternity services under 7 key themes.

The Ockenden report was written following a review at another NHS Trust in response to a letter from bereaved families, raising concerns where babies and mothers died or potentially suffered significant harm whilst receiving maternity care at the hospital. Recommendations were issued for all acute Trusts offering maternity care and the wider maternity community across England to be addressed as soon as possible.

There are seven immediate and essential actions (IEAs) within the Ockenden report and we have worked to summarise our response into a short animation.