Released on: 24 May 2022
In response to Five X More's Black Maternity Experiences Report, NCT's CEO Angela McConville said:
"This is an incredibly significant report in gathering experiences and giving voice to people who have been silenced for so long. The experiences of Black women must be listened to, understood and worked with to take action to address racial bias in our maternity services.
"This report makes meaningful recommendations for positive change. Increasing knowledge on identifying and diagnosing conditions that are specific to, and which disproportionately affect Black women, and an improved system to submit feedback and complaints are crucial."
“The UK is one of the safest places in the world to give birth, but the appalling disparity where Black women are more likely to die in childbirth is unacceptable. This important report outlines purposeful interventions that could help to shift the dial and create maternity services that ensure equitable outcomes for women and families."
Click here to download a copy of the report.