Development sources

Evidence sources

The documents below contain clinical guideline recommendations or other recommendations that were used by the Topic Expert Group (TEG) to develop the quality standard statements and measures.

UK National Screening Committee (2011; NHS Evidence accredited) Screening for Down's syndrome: UK NSC Policy recommendations 2011–2014 Model of best practice.

Pregnancy and complex social factors: a model for service provision for pregnant women with complex social factors (2010; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline CG110.

Hypertension in pregnancy: the management of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy (2010; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline CG107.

Weight management before, during and after pregnancy (2010; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline PH27.

Quitting smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth (2010; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline PH26.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2009; NHS Evidence accredited) Reducing the risk of thrombosis and embolism during pregnancy and the puerperium. Green-top guideline 37a.

Maternal and child nutrition (2008; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline PH11.

Induction of labour (2008; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline CG70.

Diabetes in pregnancy: management of diabetes and its complications from preconception to the postnatal period (2015; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline NG3.

Antenatal care (2008; NHS Evidence accredited) NICE guideline CG62.

Definitions, and data sources for the quality measures

References included in the definitions and data sources sections can be found below:

Department of Health (2012) Public Health Outcomes Framework for England 2013–16.

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators.

Department of Health (2010) The operating framework for the NHS in England 2011–12.

Care Quality Commission (2010) Maternity Services Survey 2010.

Department of Health (2007) Maternity matters: choice, access and continuity of care in a safe service.

BMI and waist circumference – black and minority ethnic groups NICE public health guidance (publication date to be confirmed).

Maternity Services Secondary Uses Dataset.