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Maternity Services Monthly Statistics September 2020, experimental statistics

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Clinical Quality Improvement Metric Update

UPDATE 12/03/2021

 

The Clinical Quality Improvement Metric (CQIM) data within the measures CSV datafile has been updated since original publication. This has been done to include the recently developed CQIMs on Robson groups, to include some recent changes to Snomed derivations which affects the data used in the smoking and Apgar score measures and to standardise the presentation of some of the data between the CSV and the measures as displayed in the Maternity dashboard.

12 March 2021 09:30 AM

Summary

Maternity Services Monthly Statistics September 2020, experimental statistics

This is a report on NHS-funded maternity services in England for September 2020, using data submitted to the Matermity Services Data Set (MSDS).

This is the latest report from the new version of the data set, MSDSv2. The new data set is a significant change which adds support for key policy initiatives such as personalised care plans and continuity of carer, as well as increased flexibility through the introduction of new clinical coding. This is a major change, so data quality and coverage has reduced from the levels seen in previous publications.

The data derived from SNOMED codes is still being developed. We have included data on smoking at booking and birth weight and others such as BMI and alcohol consumption will follow in later publications. SNOMED data is also included in some of the published Clinical Quality Improvement Metrics (CQIMs) where rules have been applied to ensure rates are calculated only where data quality is high enough. 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.

Data by organisation on the number of women placed on a Continuity of Carer pathway by 29 weeks gestation can be found in the measures file available for download. This month, for the first time, filtered data looking at placement of black and Asian women, and women from the most deprived decile of areas, has been published alongside the main metric.

Statistics on Continuity of Carer have been published to provide data submitters and users with insight into the quality and completeness of their data, with a view to improving this ahead of formal measurement in March 2021 and beyond. Due to variations in data quality and completeness, these statistics may not accurately reflect the true number of women placed on a Continuity of Carer pathway at this early stage of development. For the additional breakdowns, the focus on looking at placement of black and Asian women, and women from the most deprived decile of areas is in line with the Long Term Plan commitment that 75% of women from these groups should receive continuity of carer by 2024. A numerator and denominator will be shown for all providers, but only providers that score 5% or more will be included in the national-level rate, as a basic test for data quality. Data Quality assessment criteria will be developed further in coming months.

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

126 successful submissions

For September 2020 data, 126 providers successfully submitted data with 111 submitting data on births.

This is all expected from NHS trusts

58,035 bookings in September 2020

58,035 women with an antenatal booking appointment were reported in the period, of which 63% were within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

41,560 births reported

We received data relating to 40,970 deliveries of 41,560 babies. External data sources suggest there are around 53,000 births each month.

53% of deliveries were spontaneous

53% of deliveries were spontaneous vaginal births, 11% had instrumental assistance, 14% were elective caesarean sections and 16% were emergency caesarean sections.


Administrative Sources

Maternity Services Data Set



Last edited: 4 June 2021 12:11 pm