NHS Digital has been directed by NHS England to establish a national collection of information relating to activity carried out by NHS-funded maternity services in England.
The Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) includes all activity relating to the mother and baby or babies, from the point of the first booking appointment until mother and baby or babies are discharged.
The MSDS data is used to improve clinical quality and service efficiency and to commission services in a way that improves health and reduces inequalities. The data assists care providers, commissioners, clinicians, service users and members of the wider public in understanding what maternity care is delivered, with what outcomes, as well as supporting commissioning, payment and planning.
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