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How you can support us
  1. By Liking and Sharing the Campaign for Safer Births Facebook page you can keep in touch with the campaign and help to build awareness
  2. Facebook Campaign for Safer Births
     
  3. Please write to the Chief Coroner to support our request for Coroners Inquests for babies that die during labour (Template letter below if required).
    Address: His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, Chief Coroner, 11th Floor Thomas More, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
    Email:chiefcoronersoffice@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk
    Link to Chief Coroner Template Letter
  4. Please write to the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Justice to support our request for a change in the law to allow Coroners to hold Inquests for babies that die during labour (Template letter below if required).
    Address: Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Justice, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

    Email: elizabeth.truss.mp@parliament.uk  
    Link to Template Letter Secretary of State for Justice
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  6. You could also write to the people below raising your concerns of the high stillbirth rate in the UK and of poor staffing in maternity services and particularly on labour wards:

    - Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Dept of Health at Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, SW1A 2NS

    - Simon Stevens, CEO, NHS England and Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, NHS England, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

    - Your local MP
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  8. Check if your local hospital is meeting the recommended hours of Consultant cover on labour ward- click on the link below:

    Consultant hours by hospital - Click here to view
  9. Many hospitals are sadly not meeting this minimum recommended level.  If your local hospital is one of them please contact them to ask why.  You could also contact your local MP or local paper to raise the issue

     

  10. You could also contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group (look them up on the internet) to ask what they are doing to ensure your local maternity services are safe and well run

    Thank you for your support