NHS pilots pregnancy screening that may cut racial disparities in baby deaths

Tool addresses inequalities in UK, where stillbirth and perinatal death rates are high for black and Asian babies

The NHS is piloting a new artificial intelligence pregnancy screening tool that could dramatically reduce racial disparities in baby death rates.

Stillbirth and perinatal death rates are comparatively high for black and Asian babies in the UK, studies have shown. Now the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement, led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives, has successfully designed and trialled a tool that could help end the scandal.

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