19 February 2020 – BBC News
An inquest heard that Harry Richford was delivered by an “inexperienced” locum doctor who was new to the hospital in Margate, Kent.
Coroner Christopher Sutton-Mattocks suggested that a national review into the recruitment, assessment and supervision of locums should be carried out as a result of Harry Richford’s death.
The coroner also said that particular emphasis needs to be made on the range of locums’ activities before they are left responsible for out-of-hours labour care.
In total, he issued 19 recommendations to prevent future deaths, including a request that NHS England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists consider such a review, warning “there may be a risk to other lives both at this Trust and at other trusts in the future“.