Statutory guidance

Maternity pathway payment system: guidance for NHS providers and commissioners

This guidance outlines which services are included in the maternity pathway payment and explains how to implement the payment system.


The maternity pathway payment system: Supplementary guidance

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The maternity pathway payment system was introduced in April 2013 to:

  • reduce variance in the way organisations describe and record antenatal and postnatal care
  • encourage more proactive care, delivered closer to home
  • encourage a more woman-focused approach to maternity care

This guidance supplements Annex 4A of the National tariff payment system 2014/15.

Published 11 August 2014