NMPA Results

 

Welcome to the results pages for the NMPA. 

We have two different types of data:

  1. Results from our questionnaires to hospitals about the way care is organised in maternity services across Great Britain.  This is often called our organisational survey
  2. Results that come from maternity data collected from hospitals themselves about the care that women and families receive and what happens during their birth experience. This information is often called our clinical audit.
The pages in this section give the data for each of these, but if you would like to read the full reports using these results, these can be found here.

 

Clinical Audit

 


What is it?

The clinical audits use a number of different measures to report on the processes of care that women and families receive who use maternity and neonatal services in Great Britain.


Example questions


Example questions these results can answer:
“What is the caesarean section rate at the hospital I’m thinking of giving birth in?”

“How many first time mothers who give birth in my local NHS Trust have an instrumental birth?”

“What is the average chance of having a baby admitted to a neonatal unit in Scotland”

 



What data are available?

Data are available by financial year – currently, this includes births between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016; and those between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017.

 


 

How is it shown?

The full list of measures can be found here.

Data are shown at a number of different levels – hospital, trust/board, local maternity system, region and country and for many of the measures, there are further breakdowns of the results into different groups of women, for example first or subsequent time mothers.


Organisational Survey

 


What is it?

The organisational survey results give a snapshot of the way care is organised in NHS maternity services in all settings across England, Scotland and Wales.

 


Example questions


Example questions these results can answer: 
“Does my local NHS Trust have a midwife led unit?” 

“Can my birth partner stay overnight at the hospital I’m thinking of giving birth in?”

 

 

 


 

What data are available?

Data are available from January 2017 and January 2019. These two surveys reflect the changes which are being implemented as a result of the maternity and neonatal services reviews and other initiatives.

 


 

How is it shown?

Data are shown on a number of topics covering the type of birth settings and facilities available, specialist care services and neonatal unit types and size.

Data are shown at a number of different levels – hospital, trust/board, neonatal network, local maternity system, and country.