The Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) Information Standards Notice (ISN) that mandates the national collection of the MSDS is available via the former ISB web pages. A corrigendum which makes some minor corrections to the original ISN is also available on the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) web pages.
The ISN required that maternity information systems must be fully conformant with the standard by 1 November 2014. Maternity Service providers must collect data locally from 1 November 2014, and central submissions commenced from 1 June 2015 (for April 2015 data).
Version 2.0 of the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) is currently in development. The Information Standards Notice (ISN) is due to be published in September 2018, with go live planned for April 2019 (dates subject to change based on approval timeframes). We will keep stakeholders updated via the MSDS monthly newsletter.