Maternity: Our tools and services

We have developed a range of resources to support maternity service improvement.

Follow the links below to use the various tools or services. These links will take you to different sections of this website.

Facts and figures on infant mortality and stillbirths slide set and briefing present key evidence and data on infant mortality and stillbirths at a national level.

Preparing a maternity, children and young people’s needs assessment: guidance for students gives guidance and links to relevant data sources, tools and documents to help students when undertaking a local needs assessment as part of their university course. Related guidance to using data and evidence is available on our Using this site pages.

Using conception data to monitor progress on teenage pregnancy. This document provides a review for local areas on the data that is available to monitor the progress on reducing teenage conceptions at local level. It includes background information on sources and definitions used when producing conception statistics, an overview of the available conception data, and links to resources provided by Public Health England to help areas monitor progress on teenage conception.

QIPP Resource Pack - Maternity helps you identify opportunities to improve the quality and value of local services for mothers, children and their families in your area.

Outcomes versus Expenditure Tool - Maternity and Newborn allows you to pinpoint opportunities to improve the quality of outcomes and productivity for maternity services in your local area.

Service snapshot - infant mortality and stillbirths, Service Snapshot - Maternity and Service Snapshot - Teenage Pregnancy provide a summary of demand, provision and outcomes for services in a particular area.

Needs Assessment Report – Maternity provides evidence-based information on prevalence, incidence and risk factors affecting children’s health and the provision of healthcare services. These support you in undertaking needs assessments as part of children’s and young people’s planning and joint strategic needs assessments.

Infant Mortality and Stillbirths Profiles for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) show performance against a range of indicators allowing comparisons nationally and locally.

Breastfeeding Profiles have been developed for each PCT in England which describes demographic, breastfeeding behaviour and health outcome data for mothers and their children in that area.

Data Atlas brings together a range of data and statistics on child and maternal health into one easily accessible hub. It has been recently redeveloped to make it easier to use and interpret and includes updated data for maternity.

Maternity Service Liaison Committees (MSLC) website is hosted by ChiMat and provides information, contacts, policy updates and news to support the work of MSLCs and their members.

Support and training. If you need any help or advice in using the tools or interpreting the information they provide, contact the Local Specialist working in your area.

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