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July 31, 2019

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit outlines changes since 2017.

The latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit report has been published which provides a snapshot of NHS maternity and neonatal services in England, Scotland and Wales.

The report is led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Child Health and Paediatrics and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and maps services, staffing and facilities across all hospital trusts and health boards as of January 2019.

It shows how maternity and neonatal services have changed since the last survey in January 2017. It also outlines where these services have improved and where further work is needed to meet national guidance and recommendations.

All 151 eligible trusts and health boards that provide on-site care for women during pregnancy and childbirth in Britain were included in the audit. In total, 130 trusts in England, 14 boards in Scotland, and seven boards in Wales took part.

The report also provides a breakdown of birth settings, such as obstetric units co-located with a midwifery unit, and facilities such as private bathrooms available to women and their families.

You can read the full copy of the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Report 2019 here.


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