Protecting human rights in childbirth

A further update on Oxford’s maternal request caesarean policy

Sir Jonathan Montgomery (Chair of the Trust Board) wrote to Birthrights this week on behalf of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), to provide a long overdue update on their maternal request caesarean policy. Whilst there was no indication that OUH’s policy of referring women to Gloucester has changed, Sir Jonathan did extend the offer of a meeting to discuss the issue- the first time the Trust has offered to meet in person since we first wrote in May 2017. This is a welcome development and we look forward to sharing the outcome of the meeting in due course.

The full correspondence between Birthrights and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust can be found here.

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