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Health Scrutiny chair calls for public inquiry into maternity services at NUH

The chairman of the Health Scrutiny Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council has called for a public inquiry into the maternity services at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

This follows previous calls from Chairman Councillor Sue Saddington for the medical director and the chairman of the Trust to resign following a damning report into the Trust’s maternity services.

Councillor Saddington, and her vice-chairman Councillor Matt Barney, recently met with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid MP, and personally handed him a letter calling for a public inquiry into maternity services at the Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital.

Councillor Saddington said: “I am pleased to say that our concerns have been put in a letter to the Health Secretary and, at a recent event, he assured both myself and Councillor Barney that this would be referred to the Health Minister and dealt with accordingly.

“The maternity services issue at NUH is one we feel needs urgent attention and I am delighted that the Health Minister will be looking into it immediately and responding to our public inquiry request.”

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