More deaths, worse care? Inquiry opens into NHS maternity 'systemic racism'

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Childbirth rights group supports examination into disproportionate health outcomes

An urgent inquiry to investigate how alleged systemic racism in the NHS manifests itself in maternity care will be launched on Tuesday with support from the UK charity Birthrights.

The inquiry will apply a human- rights lens to examine how claimed racial injustice – from explicit racism to bias – is leading to poorer health outcomes in maternity care for ethnic minority groups.

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