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Care watchdog announces newborn care review.

THE CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) has announced a review into the care of newborn infants.

The review, which began last month (September 2015) will look at 20 different services across the UK.

It will examine how fetal medicine, obstetrics, neonatal and community services work together to care for newborn babies with health concerns.

Edward Baker, deputy chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC said: "Everyone has the right to care which is safe and effective, but we know from our inspections of maternity services there is a marked difference in the quality of care provided.

"While this review will not give us a national picture of the quality of care, we hope that it will indentify if there is a need to develop clinical guidelines to ensure there is consistent care across England"

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