A new maternity services dashboard for quality improvement has been developed. These changes are targeted at making the data more user friendly, particularly for clinicians.
The MSDS provides reliable information for:
payment of maternity services
local and national monitoring
reporting for effective commissioning
addressing health inequalities
This data set supports the NHS England national maternity transformation programme. Our MSDS team report directly to this programme. Better births is the associated national maternity review paper, the five year forward view for maternity, and sets out the direction of change.
We have created an expert reference group to help develop an improved MSDS version 2. This will go live in 2019.
We continue to work to develop quality improvement metrics that help drive clinical quality improvement in services and patient outcomes. In doing this, we aim for better outcomes for babies, children and mothers.