Maternity: Tools and data

  • Website Data Bites: stillbirths and neonatal deaths (Yorkshire and the Humber)
    This issue of Data Bites shows that the average rate of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Yorkshire and the Humber is higher than the average rate in England. The lifestyle factors and other risk factors that increase t ...

    Publisher: Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory (YHPHO)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU)
    The Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU) aims to support UK Neonatal Units, Networks, and NHS Trusts to improve the quality of care for newborns and their outcomes through health services support and research. The unit was ...

    Publisher: Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU), Imperial College London
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP)
    The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) aims to inform good clinical practice in aspects of neonatal care by auditing national standards. The audit is addressing ten audit questions and collects data on every baby a ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
    Published Date: 2012

  • External Source PCT Spend and Outcome Factsheets and Tool (SPOT)
    The PCT Spend and Outcome Factsheets and Tool (SPOT) helps commissioners to link health outcomes and expenditure using programme budgeting, a technique for assessing programmes of care rather than services. Download a ...

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Statistics on women's smoking status at time of delivery: England, Quarter 3, 2011/12
    The data in this report are a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women at Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and Primary Care Trust (PCT) levels. These figures reveal that women in the North-East are aroun ...

    Publisher: NHS Information Centre
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Cost for Down's syndrome screening strategies: Decision Planning Tool
    The Decision Planning Tool (DPT) is an instrument to aid Trusts, commissioners and health professionals plan, improve and monitor Down's syndrome screening practices by assessing the costs and effects of first and second ...

    Publisher: NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (NHS FASP)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Approval of Maternity and Children's Dataset
    Approval has been received from the Efficiency and Reform Group at the Cabinet Office to implement the Maternity and Children's Dataset. The Implementation Group will now be working on establishing the central data wareh ...

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Congenital anomaly statistics 2009: England and Wales
    This report, which covers five registers of defects in England and Wales, looked at Down’s syndrome, congenital heart disease and neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Its findings suggest that birth defects are affe ...

    Publisher: British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Key data on adolescence 2011
    This invaluable resource of research findings and statistics about young people is essential for all researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with young people today. Printed copies are available to buy (£29. ...

    Publisher: Association for Young People's Health (AYPH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Characteristics of birth 1, England and Wales - 2010
    Presents data on birth registrations in England and Wales by birth characteristics. This package contains summary statistics on stillbirths including figures by age of parents and quarter of occurrence. Tables also provi ...

    Publisher: Office for National Statistics
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Births by area of usual residence of mother, England and Wales, 2010
    Presents data on birth registrations in England and Wales by area of usual residence of mother. The tables contain summary data for live births for local authorities and health areas including figures by age of mother.

    Publisher: Office for National Statistics
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website BBC: Maternity map: births to midwives
    Staff shortages mean the number of births that midwives have to deal with exceeds recommended levels in most areas of the UK, a Panorama investigation has found. To provide a safe maternity service, the Royal College of ...

    Publisher: BBC
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Infant Feeding Survey 2010: early results
    The main aim of the survey is to provide estimates of the incidence, prevalence and duration of breastfeeding and other feeding practices adopted by mothers from the birth of their baby up to around ten months. The surve ...

    Publisher: The NHS Information Centre for health and social care
    Published Date: 2011

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Update on the maternity services secondary uses data set
    This communication is intended to provide an update on the Maternity Services Secondary Uses Data Set, following the Advance Notification published by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care in Decembe ...

    Publisher: Maternity and Children’s Data Set Implementation Project
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website NICE Pathways
    NICE Pathways is an online tool for health and social care professionals that brings together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive topic-based diagrams. Visually representing everyth ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Healthy Child Programme: e-learning for healthcare professionals promoting the health and wellbeing of infants and children
    The Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is an e-learning project for all healthcare professionals working with pregnancy and the first five years of life. The e-learning resource aims to support the implementation of best prac ...

    Publisher: E-Learning for Healthcare (eLfH) & Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Estimates of births to women with pregestational diabetes
    An excel file with estimates of the number of births (live and stillbirths) to women with pregestational diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) in 2009. All data relate to women aged 16-44 years in 2009.

    Publisher: Diabetes Health Intelligence, Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory (YHPHO)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Scottish Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity Report 2009
    The Scottish Stillbirth and Infant Death Survey (SSBIDS) is administered by the Reproductive Health Programme of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS), working in partnership with Information Services Division of NH ...

    Publisher: Information Services, NHS National Services Scotland
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Adding value to the analysis of Welsh birth data, 2008
    This Statistical Article provides data on births to Welsh residents in 2008 following an exercise to link births data from the two main Welsh sources of birth and delivery information currently available.

    Publisher: Welsh Assembly Government
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Maternity services 2010
    This survey looked at women’s experiences of maternity care in England.

    Publisher: Care Quality Commission (CQC)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Find and choose services: Maternity
    An online comparison tool for expectant parents to compare and rate maternity services in England. The tool, available on NHS Choices, provides information on every maternity service and covers the service offered, patie ...

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Statistical release: breastfeeding initiation and prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks
    There is clear evidence that breastfeeding has positive health benefits for both mother and baby in the short and long term. The prevalence of breastfeeding at six to eight weeks is one of the indicators of child health ...

    Publisher: Depatment of Health
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Engaging childminders: Helping children's centres work with childminders
    There are many ways you may have found to engage with the registered childminders in your community. NCMA has developed this good practice checklist template based on the good practice NCMA has observed.

    Publisher: National Childminding Association (NCMA)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website NICE Neonatal jaundice: costing report
    NICE has issued a costing report to support its clinical guidance on neonatal jaundice (CG98). A sample calculation using this template showed that additional costs of £12,598 could be incurred for a population of 100,00 ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Successful commissioning toolkit
    Aims to help local commissioners in the public sector get better value for money from third sector organisations (TSOs). It also aims to help third sector organisations become more informed about the commissioning proces ...

    Publisher: National Audit Office (NAO)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Currency options for the healthy child programme: transforming community services
    This is a tool for commissioners of community services to use in developing a more transparent, outcome-based approach to pay for the community services element of the universal Healthy Child Programme from pregnancy to ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • External Source Health Inequalities Intervention Toolkit
    Enhanced Health Inequalities Intervention Toolkit helping to address inequalities in life expectancy and infant mortality

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Sexual health balanced scorecard
    The sexual health balanced scorecard website is designed to support sexual health and teenage pregnancy leads in decisions regarding where to target resources. provides a snapshot of sexual health for each Primary Care T ...

    Publisher: South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Sexual health balanced scorecard
    Provides a snapshot of sexual health for each primary care trust in England. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made regionally and nationally across a range of indicators relating to teenage pregnancy, ...

    Publisher: South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Intrapartum Scorecard
    The Intrapartum Scorecard is a tool for monitoring and improving patient safety in maternity units.

    Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Pathways to success: a self improvement toolkit - focus on normal birth and reducing Caesarean section rates
    This toolkit is designed to help maternity services review and assess their current practice in promoting normal birth and reducing CS rates. The toolkit also provides practical techniques to support sustainable changes ...

    Publisher: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website The pregnancy care planner: You're NHS guide to having a baby
    Whether you're planning to have a baby, are already pregnant, or your new baby has just arrived, this NHS interactive pregnancy planner is for you. It contains all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnanc ...

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Key data on adolescence 2009
    This invaluable resource of research findings and statistics about young people is essential for all researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with young people today. This 7th Edition is a collaboration betwe ...

    Publisher: Association for Young People's Health (AYPH)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Baby friendly accreditation
    Register of Intent: The facility has registered with UNICEF to establish its intention to work towards Baby Friendly accreditation. Certificate of Commitment : This is the first award, given when there is a breastfeeding ...

    Publisher: Unicef
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Under 16 conceptions
    Rate per 1000 population

    Publisher: Office of National Statistics (ONS)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Low birth weight (% under 2500 grams) (Local Authority)
    Live and stillborn infants with low birthweights as a percent of all live and stillborn infants with a stated birthweight.

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Teenage conceptions - rate per 1000 population (Local Authority)
    Number of conceptions estimated to have occurred based on birth registrations and legal terminations of pregnancy recorded in the respective calendar year.

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Teenage conceptions - rate per 1000 population (PCT's)
    Number of conceptions estimated to have occurred based on birth registrations and legal terminations of pregnancy recorded in the respective calendar year.

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Terminations - rate per 1000 female population aged 15-44
    Number of abortions (NHS and private) to females aged 11 years and over in the respective calendar year

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Low birth weight (% under 2500 grams) (PCTs)
    Live and stillborn infants with low birthweights as a percent of all live and stillborn infants with a stated birthweight.

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Maternity Allowance Quarterly Statistics
    This page gives the latest maternity allowance statistics.

    Publisher: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Births and projected births(PCT's)
    Number of live births occurring in NHS hospitals and additionally in non-NHS hospitals and at home in the respective calendar year

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Infant Mortality Self Assessment Matrix
    ChiMat have launched an Infant Mortality Self Assessment Matrix (SAM) - designed to support SHA's and PCT's monitor progress on Implementation plan for reducing health inequalities in infant mortality: a good practice gu ...

    Publisher: Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Maternity Dashboard: Clinical Performance and Governance Score Card
    The purpose of this guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is to urge all maternity units to consider the use of the Maternity Dashboard to plan and improve their maternity services.

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website In the Know: Using Information to make Better Decisions
    This paper aims to encourage people to think about the information they use whenever they make decisions. It has examples, drawn from many different sources, of how information has been used in improving public services. ...

    Publisher: Audit Commission
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The Good Indicators Guide: Understanding How to Use and Choose Indicators
    This guide is intended to be a short, practical resource for anyone in any health system who is responsible for using indicators to monitor and improve performance, systems or outcomes.

    Publisher: Association of Public Health Authorities (APHO)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Children's services mapping
    Children's services mapping is an on-line data collection and reporting system that aims to provide information about services for children and young people in England. It is a source of information for anyone interested ...

    Publisher: Children's Services Mapping (University of Durham)
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Births and projected births (Local Authority)
    Number of live births occurring in NHS hospitals and additionally in non-NHS hospitals and at home in the respective calendar year

    Publisher: Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website NHS Maternity Statistics
    Ever wanted to know... * How many women gave birth by caesarean section? * How many women had an epidural? * How many women had a 'normal' delivery? The annual maternity publication can answer all of ...

    Publisher: The Health and Social Care Information Centre (IC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Antenatal care


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Care at home after birth


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Care in hospital after birth


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - During your pregnancy


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Feeding your baby


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Maternity services scored assessment results


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Start of care in pregnancy


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Tests and scans


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - The birth of your baby


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - The staff caring for you


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - You and your household


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Maternity Matters - Maternity Survey - Your labour and birth of your baby


    Publisher: Healthcare Commission (HCC)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Commissioning Self Assessment Tool for Maternity Matters
    A self-assessment tool for commissioners, published in tandem with Maternity Matters, to help PCTs and their partners ensure local maternity services meet population requirements and address health inequalities

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Pathways to success - a self improvement toolkit: Focusing on normal birth and reducing caesarean section rates
    This toolkit is designed to help maternity services review and assess their current practice in promoting normal birth and reducing CS rates. The toolkit also provides practical techniques to support sustainable changes ...

    Publisher: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
    Published Date: 2007


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