A study into infant mortality has found that Cumbria is well below the national average and figures are still falling.
Anne Musgrave is the head of midwifery for the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. She says that good working relationships between the different levels of seniority and expertise is one reason for the good results.
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