The standardised maternity notes have been developed by a multi-disciplinary team at the Perinatal Institute, in consultation with mothers, midwives and other care providers working in many parts of the UK. They seek to replace the heterogeneity of locally developed maternity notes, which increase complexity of care for mothers across provider boundaries, and for doctors and midwives moving between different units.
The Notes aim to improve quality and safety of maternity care, and are updated regularly according to national guidelines to represent the latest recommendations for best practice. They also allow consistent recording of information required for PbR and the new national maternity dataset.
Uptake has been increasing steadily across the NHS. Currently approx 60% of pregnancies in England are being managed with the Pregnancy Notes.
The links below will take you to the respective pages describing the suite of maternity notes. We welcome your feedback - please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming soon: the new Combined Notes - including antenatal, birth (intrapartum) and postnatal sections in a single booklet.