The Tommy’s App, set to be tested in 26 maternity in England will warn clinicians if mothers and their babies could be at risk of serious conditions such as pre-eclampsia.

UK health secretary, Steve Barclay, last week announced £1.8m in funding to allow the 36-month trial to go ahead but, as reported in Scottish newspaper The Sunday Post on December 12th, sadly it appears the Scottish Government have decided not to take part.

The newspaper accused Scotland of failing Scottish women by not investing in the research and effectively ‘snubbing’ a trial of ‘game changing pregnancy technology’.

Marcus Green, APEC CEO spoke of his disappointment in the decision but insisted: “this is a setback but we will keep lobbying and keep pushing for equality of options for all women and their babies in the UK”.