August 2014

Trust placed into “Special Measures” following CQC inspection

July 2015       

Further CQC inspection

November 2015

Trust commissions the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) review

February 2016

RCOG review report received by the Trust

April 2018

Susan Acott appointed as Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) review of specific maternity incidents across England begins

May 2018

Further routine CQC inspection

January 2020

Inquest into the death of baby Harry Richford

CQC unannounced inspection of maternity services

February 2020

The government health minister, Nadine Dorries MP, announced that NHS England and NHS Improvement would commission an independent review into the maternity services in East Kent to be led by Dr Bill Kirkup

May 2020

CQC publishes its reports following its unannounced inspection