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Maternity Services Monthly Statistics, September 2021, experimental statistics

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

Personalised Care and Support Plans (PCSP) metrics removed

Following feedback received, the decision has been taken to revise the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) Maternity Incentive Scheme Safety Action 2 criteria relating to Personalised Care and Support Plans (PCSP). Due to this revision the existing metrics relating to PCSP have been removed from this publication series. Guidance on the new criteria and timescales for assessment will be released in the next update to the Maternity Incentive Scheme year 4 guidance and reflected in this publication series once available.

16 December 2021 09:30 AM


Gestation length at birth

7% of babies were born premature

Preterm' births are babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The mortality rate is higher for babies born preterm, and babies also have increased rates of disability. NICE recommends that pregnant women at increased risk of preterm labour should be given information about the potential signs and symptoms.

Delivery method

The decision on the method of delivery should take into account women's needs and preferences. Caesarean sections can be performed electively, or as an emergency where it is clinically required.

Last edited: 15 December 2021 3:13 pm