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 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.