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Dr Teresa Kelly

Consultant Obstetrician MB, ChB, FRCOG, MA

Medico-Legal Experience

Dr Teresa Kelly is a Consultant Obstetrician who has acted as an Expert Witness for 15 years. She has completed Bond Solon expert witness training and is instructed by Claimants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. She has undertaken CQC inspections and has also attended Coroners Court.

Dr Kelly has extensive experience in cases associated with:

  • Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
  • Deaths in labour
  • Early neonatal deaths
  • Maternal diabetes
  • Maternal epilepsy
  • Foetal medicine
  • Late diagnosis of renal disease in pregnancy
  • Mismanagement of DVT, pulmonary embolism and varicose veins (pregnancy/labour and post-natally)
  • Abnormal CTG assessment
  • Delay in diagnosis (placental abruption)
  • Failure to discuss risks (foetal macrosomia (large baby))
  • Trauma relating to delivery (mother and baby)
  • Traumatic births
  • Failure to expedite delivery following abnormal red flags such as abnormal CTG, abnormal FBS, breech/footing deliveries

Dr Kelly’s appointment availability is 2 weeks and her report turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Dr Kelly is currently a Consultant Obstetrician at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester. Her unit delivers approximately 14,000 women a year, 9200 on the site that she works on. In addition to practicing general high-risk obstetrics, Teresa undertakes level 2 obstetric scanning and supports her team in difficult clinical situations. Her special interests are in maternal medicine (diabetes, renal disease and epilepsy in pregnancy) and foetal medicine.

The work she undertook with HSIB, Each Baby Counts and the CQC gives her experience of the diversity of maternity services across England, MBRRACE (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) gives experience of the service in the UK.


  • Shawer, S, Rowbotham, S; Heazell, A, Kelly, T; Vause, S. Impact of Consultant Obstetric Presence on Serious Incidents. International Journal of Health Governance, August 2019
  • Shawer, S, Rowbotham, S; Heazell, A, Kelly, T; Vause, S. What is the impact of 24‐7 Consultant presence on serious untoward incidents? BJOG,2018;125 (S2) published abstract, oral presentation at BMFMS March 2018
  • Kelly T, Murphy K, Vause S, Daniels I, Connolly K. Helping a Maternity Unit to go from Inadequate to Good. Presented at the International Forum on Quality and Safety, oral and poster presentation March 2019.
  • Knight M, Kelly T et al on behalf of the MBRRACE-UK cardiac chapter-writing group. Pulmonary Embolism Morbidity. In Knight M et al (Eds) on behalf of MBRRACE-UK. Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care – Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2016-2018- Oxford: National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, in press. I presented the lessons learned from this chapter on 11/12/2020 at the MBRRACE-UK Virtual Conference, ‘Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care’ Report 2020.

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St Mary’s Hospital

Manchester, M13 9WL

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