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Intrapartum care [QS105]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Women at low risk of complications during labour are given the choice of all 4 birth settings and information about local birth outcomes.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to provide women at low risk of complications with a choice of all 4 birth settings.
What was measured: The proportion of trusts and boards offering all 4 birth settings.
Data collection end: August 2017
22%
Number that met the criteria: 34 / 155
Area covered: Great Britain
Source: The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit


Statement: 2

Women in established labour have one-to-one care and support from an assigned midwife.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of midwifery staff available to provide one-to-one care to women in established labour in each birth setting.
What was measured: The proportion of sites reporting that all women had one to one midwifery care in labour.
Data collection end: August 2017
54%
Number that met the criteria: 127 / 236
Area covered: Great Britain
Source: The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Quality standard measure: Maternal satisfaction and experience of care.
What was measured: Proportion of women who reported being left alone at a time that worried them.
Data collection end: May 2015
3.6%
Data collection end: May 2016
3.1%
Data collection end: May 2017
2.2%
Data collection end: May 2018
2.2%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Safety Thermometer: Maternity


Statement: 7

Women have skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of women with a record of having skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.
What was measured: The proportion of women who answered 'yes' to the question 'Did you have skin to skin contact (baby naked, directly on your chest or tummy) with your baby shortly after the birth?'
Data collection end: February 2015
90%
Data collection end: February 2017
92%
Area covered: England
Source: Care Quality Commission. Survey of women's experiences of maternity care.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of women with a record of having skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.
What was measured: Proportion of babies born between 34 weeks and 42 weeks who receive skin to skin contact within one hour of birth.
Data collection end: March 2016
79.8%
Area covered: Great Britain
Source: The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Quality standard measure: Proportion of women with a record of having skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.
What was measured: Proportion of babies born between 34 weeks and 36 weeks who receive skin to skin contact within one hour of birth.
Data collection end: March 2016
55%
Area covered: Great Britain
Source: The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Quality standard measure: Proportion of women with a record of having skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.
What was measured: Proportion of babies born between 37 weeks and 42 weeks who receive skin to skin contact within one hour of birth.
Data collection end: March 2016
81.3%
Area covered: Great Britain
Source: The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Quality standard measure: Proportion of women with a record of having skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.
What was measured: The proportion of women at 37 weeks gestation or more who had skin-to-skin contact within 1 hour of birth.
Data collection end: March 2017
80%
Number that met the criteria: 192741 / 241031
Data collection end: March 2018
80.9%
Number that met the criteria: 311611 / 385327
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. NHS Maternity Statistics.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of women with a record of having skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.
What was measured: The proportion of women who answered 'yes' to the question 'Did you have skin to skin contact (baby naked, directly on your chest or tummy) with your baby shortly after the birth?'
Data collection end: February 2018
92%
Area covered: England
Source: Care Quality Commission. Survey of women's experiences of maternity care.



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