The review was conducted following the escalation of concerns by the LSA to the NMC. The LSA considered that the judicial decision, preventing the implementation of maternity service reconfiguration plans at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, may have introduced safety concerns for women and babies due to midwifery staffing levels.
The report details the findings of the NMC and sets out recommendations aimed at delivering improvements to the way the LSA delivers statutory supervision in Wales. The LSA responded immediately to the issues raised by the NMC by developing and implementing an action plan that addressed the report’s recommendations.
The LSA can report that following an annual audit of the provision of statutory supervision in BCUHB on 13 and 14 October 2015, all standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and recommendations made in the report have now been met. The full report is available on the NMC website.