Maternity Services Monthly Statistics December 2019, experimental statisticsExperimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 26 Mar 2020
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Hospital Trusts
- Date Range:
- 01 Dec 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
Antenatal booking appointments
Gestational age at booking appointment
At the booking appointment the woman will be given information relating to the baby's development stages, nutrition and screening tests available. NICE recommends that this appointment should ideally take place before 10 weeks' gestation.
Booking after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy accounted for 8% of booking appointments.
Complex social factors
Please note that there is a known data quality issue this month, where some trusts reported "yes" for 100% of their records. Please see our data quality statement for more information.
Women with complex social factors may need additional support to use antenatal care services .10,430 women attending a booking appointment had complex social factors recorded and 34,105 had a recording of no complex social factors. The remaining women did not have a complex social factor recorded.
Continuity of carer
The provision of care by a known midwife throughout the pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period can be associated with improved health outcomes for the mother and baby, and also greater satisfaction levels.
When a Continuity of Carer pathway has been agreed, this should be recorded and submitted via the MSDS.
42 trusts have reported that Continuity of Carer pathways are in place for a total of 8,185 women. This is 3 trusts more than in the previous month.
The NHS Long Term Plan and the accompanying guidance, Universal Personalised Care, made commitments to delivering choice and personalisation in maternity services, complimenting the recommendations in the national maternity review, Better Births
When a Personalised Care and Support Plan (PCSP) has been agreed, this should be recorded and submitted.
38 trusts have reported that PCSPs are in place for a total of 14,330 women. This is 2 trusts more than in the previous month.