Official Statistics

Maternity Services Monthly Statistics Dec 2016

Experimental statistics. Monthly publication of experimental statistics from the new Maternity Services Data set


Maternity Services Monthly Statistics December 2016, Experimental statistics


The MSDS is a patient-level ‘secondary uses’ data set that re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care, such as commissioning, clinical audit. It captures key information at each stage of the maternity service care pathway in NHS-funded maternity services, such as those provided by GP practices and hospitals. The data collected include mother’s demographics, booking appointments, admissions and re-admissions, screening tests, labour and delivery along with baby’s demographics, diagnoses and screening tests.

Published 3 May 2017