Maternity Care
Maternity Care

Maternity Care

The Maternity Care Strand aims to support clinical teams in Scotland to improve the quality and safety of maternity healthcare. The overall aims of the Maternity Care strand are to: 
• increase the percentage of women satisfied with their experience of maternity care to > 95% by 2015, and
• reduce the incidence of avoidable harm in women and babies by 30% by 2015.

Avoidable harm is defined by the further sub aims to:
• reduce stillbirths and neonatal mortality by 15%
• reduce severe post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) by 30%
• reduce the incidence of non-medically indicated elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation by 30%
• offer all women carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring at the booking for antenatal care appointment
• refer 90% of women who have raised CO levels or who are smokers to smoking cessation services, and
• provide a tailored package of antenatal care to all women who continue to smoke during pregnancy.

Further information is available via the SPSP Maternity Care community site. (N.B. access to this portal requires registration and is currently available to NHS Scotland staff only).

If you require any further information or assistance regarding the Maternity Care Strand, please contact David Maxwell, Associate Improvement Advisor, davidmaxwell@nhs.net.