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CESDI 8th Report
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Ellen Knox - Perinatal Institute, December 2001

The November forum focused on the CESDI 8th annual report and clinical governance.

Mr Laurence Wood summarised the importance of clinical governance with respect to the current antenatal care system.

Clinical governance was first described in DoH's 1998 publication A First Class Service as:

a framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish”

Department of Health. A First Class Service: quality in the new NHS, 1998.

The results of the 8th annual CESDI report and their implications for clinical governance were explained by Dr Jo Modder.

This review is a summary of the report issues discussed at the forum. For more information and a full report see

In addition Dr Ellen Knox discussed the research stages of a potential new classification system designed at the West Midlands Perinatal Institute to help reclassify those stillbirths currently termed “unexplained”(see Intrauterine Growth Restriction).



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