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November 2018

The Telegraph: Bob Moran: ‘My daughter was failed at birth – her life could be very different today’

The Blackpool Gazette: Blackpool mum calls for Government to fund specialist 999 training: ‘If it wasn’t for Brent, we wouldn’t be here today’

Mind the Gap – An Investigation into Maternity Training for Frontline Professionals Across the UK (2017/18)

MIND THE GAP 2018 REPORT – Press release 

Mind the Gap 2018: An Investigation into Maternity Training for Frontline Health Professionals Across the UK (2017/18)

Mind the Gap 2018 infographic

Nursing Times: Lack of Frontline Training on Stillbirth Prevention

Metro Radio Newcastle: Charities say urgent maternity training is needed in the North East to help save babies’ lives 

Daily Express: Childbirth Mistakes Cost NHS £2.1bn

Daily Star: Blunders ‘kill mums’

Daily Mirror: Call for more training to cut baby deaths

Sunday Express: Childbirth mistakes cost the NHS £2.1bn

Belfast Telegraph: Northern Ireland’s £200k spending on training maternity staff is highest in UK: report

Sky News Sunrise: Interview with Baby Lifeline Founder, Judy Ledger, and CTG Course Lead, Edwin Chandraharan

BBC Midlands Today: Interview with Baby Lifeline Head of Research and Development, Sara Ledger. (Main story starts at 5:00, Sara’s interview from 07:30.)


4th July 2018

Press release: Mums-to-be having their babies at Ipswich Hospital are set to benefit after a national charity donated six special heartbeat monitors to the maternity unit. Read more.

Press coverage for the Jersey screening of You, Me & Him

Crowds materialise as David Tennant appears.

Celeb film screening raises thousands for baby monitor.

Jersey rolls out the red carpet for charity film screening. 

Red Carpet To Roll Out For Jersey Celebrity Charity Screening With David Tennant

15th June 2018

Baby Lifeline Founder, Judy Ledger, shares her story in the July issue of Candis Magazine and talks about why she started the charity. Read more.

8th June 2018

Baby Lifeline Founder, Judy Ledger, appeared on ITV Channel TV to talk about the work we do with Philip’s Footprints raising money for the Jersey Baby Bean Appeal to provide fetal monitors for Jersey maternity units. Click here to watch, the feature begins at 1min 10secs.

Head of Fundraising for Baby Lifeline, Jenny Snell, spoke to Cathy Le Feuvre on BBC Radio Jersey about our upcoming special screening of YOU, ME & HIM at Cineworld Jersey to raise funds with Philip’s Footprints for the Jersey Baby Bean Appeal. Have a listen at 33mins.

6th June 2018

Baby Lifeline Founder, Judy Ledger and Dr Will Parry-Smith featured on Channel 5 News to highlight that our Mind the Gap research shows hundreds of newborn babies in England are dying or being left with severe brain damage every year because of a lack of proper training in the NHS. Click here to watch.

5th June 2018


Dr Will Parry Smith on Victoria Derbyshire calling for more maternity safety training to reduce unnecessary baby deaths and harm. Click here to watch, feature at 15:55mins.

Mind the Gap: Consensus Statement

Baby Lifeline Report: Supporting Safer Maternity Care

Executive Summary: Training, What’s the Real Cost?

Mind the Gap: An Investigation into the Training Gap Between NHS Trusts in England

Mind the Gap: Infographic

23rd May 2018

Move with Mumma backs the Baby Lifeline Monitoring for Mums Appeal.

16th May 2018

Nursing and Midwifery Council Report: Baby Lifeline calls for more maternity training

Press coverage for the Birmingham Premiere of You, Me & Him 1st April (2) 1st April 

Stratford Herald 1st April 2018

Shropshire Star 1st April 2018

Express and Star 1st April 2018

The Birmingham Mail 31st March 2018

I Am Birmingham 31st March 2018 31st March 2018

Stratford Herald 30th March 2018

Heart Breakfast with Ed and Gemma 29th March 2018

BBC Midlands Today 28th March 2018 27th March 2018

Midlands Movies 21st March 2018

Hudgell Solicitors 13th March 2018

Den of Geek 22nd February 2018

Blogtor Who 18th February 2018

Birmingham What’s On 15th February 2018

Midlands Zone 15th February 2018

Heart West Midlands 13th February 2018

Coventry Telegraph 11th February 2018

Doctor Who Online 5th February 2018 5th February 2018

The Balsall Common Bugle Spring 2018


12th February 2018

David Tennant walks the red carpet with other stars for Birmingham Easter charity premiere – You, Me & Him

3rd January 2018

Baby Lifeline Founder, Judy Ledger’s personal story and call for M.U.M Awards nominations nationwide – Daily Mail

22nd December 2017

Call for Baby Lifeline M.U.M Awards nominations in Manchester Evening News

19th December 2017

Call for Baby Lifeline M.U.M Awards nominations in Kent Live

12th December 2017

Call for Baby Lifeline M.U.M Awards nominations in Cornwall Live

11th December 2017

Call for Baby Lifeline M.U.M Awards nominations in Newcastle Chronicle

Call for Baby Lifeline M.U.M Awards nominations in the Channel Islands –

8th December 2017

Huffington Post – What needs to be done to make childbirth safer?

30th November 2017

Glitzy Secrets announces support for Baby Lifeline

28th November 2017

Baby Lifeline Report: Supporting Safer Maternity Care

Executive Summary: Training, What’s the Real Cost?

18th September 2017

Peppa Pig and Strictly’s Lilia Kopylova help launch fundraising drive for Baby Lifeline at The Entertainer toy store

1st August 2017

Gateley Plc raises more than 50k for Baby Lifeline