Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE‑accredited recommendations that were used by the quality standards advisory committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Preterm labour and birth (2015) NICE guideline NG25
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Department of Health (2013) Maternity care facilities: planning and design (HBN 09-02)
NHS England (2013) The national friends and family test (FFT): guidance for maternity services
Care Quality Commission (2008) Towards better births: a review of maternity services in England