More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician has told Panorama.
Every year in the UK, four thousand babies are stillborn. It’s one of the worst rates in the developed world. Panorama’s Paul Kenyon meets the clinicians who say they could save hundreds of babies’ lives a year, with cheap and simple interventions that the medical establishment appears slow to accept
Sources and more information
- Video available for 11 months in HD on BBC iPlayer.
- Read Half of UK stillbirths could be prevented with scans, BBC News Health, 30 September 2014.
- Read Pledge to end UK ‘scandal’ of 17 stillborn babies a day, Express, 28 September 2014.
- Read One in five child deaths ‘preventable’, BBC News Health, 5 September 2014.