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Maternity Services Monthly Statistics June 2019, experimental statistics

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
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Geographical Granularity:
Country, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Hospital Trusts, Provider, Clinical Commissioning Regions, NHS Trusts
Date Range:
01 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019


This is a report on NHS-funded maternity services in England for June 2019, using data submitted to the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS).

This is the third report from the new version of the data set, MSDSv2. The new data set is a significant change which adds support for new policy initiatives such as personalised and continuous care plans as well as increased flexibility through the introduction of new clinical coding. As this is a major change it is expected that data quality and coverage will reduce from the levels seen in previous publications whilst the collection becomes more established.

The data derived from SNOMED codes is still being developed, so data items such as BMI and smoking at booking for this month will be released in due course. Other items may not be available for some or all trusts due to the range of data submitted. System suppliers are at different stages of developing their new solution and delivering that to trusts. In some cases this has limited the aspects of data that could be submitted to NHS Digital.

These statistics are classified as experimental and should be used with caution. Experimental statistics are new official statistics undergoing evaluation. More information about experimental statistics can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website.

Key Facts

Image for infographic 130 successful submissions
130 successful submissions

For June 2019 data, 130 providers successfully submitted data with 86 submitting data on births.

Image for infographic 53,010 bookings in June 2019
53,010 bookings in June 2019

53,010 women with an antenatal booking appointment were reported in the period, of which 56 per cent were within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Image for infographic 29,400 births reported
29,400 births reported

We received data relating to 28,950 deliveries of 29,400 babies. External data sources suggest there are around 55,000 births each month.

Image for infographic 58% of deliveries were spontaneous
58% of deliveries were spontaneous

58 per cent of reported deliveries were spontaneous vaginal births, 10 per cent had instrumental assistance, 12 per cent were elective caesarean sections and 16 per cent were emergency caesarean sections.

Administrative Sources

Maternity Services Data Set


Last edited: 26 September 2019 8:21 am