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Recent improvements to Pregnancy and Postnatal notes for mother

  • Dedicated mental health and well-being page to help maternity services with: early identification of any concerns and providing care and support.
  • Postnatal readmission sheet for the mother following delivery which includes prompts for clinicians to carry out a thorough risk assessment.

The standardised maternity notes have been developed by a multi-disciplinary team at the Perinatal Institute, following a comprehensive consultation process with mothers, midwives and other care providers. The Notes aim to improve quality and safety of maternity care and to replace the heterogeneity of locally developed maternity records, which increase complexity of care across provider boundaries, and for doctors and midwives moving between different units.

The Notes are updated regularly according to national guidelines to represent the latest recommendations for best practice. They also allow consistent recording of information required for the new maternity payment system and the national maternity dataset.

Uptake has been increasing steadily across the NHS and currently already over 60% of pregnancies in England are being managed with the Pregnancy Notes. An electronic version of all maternity notes (MiApp) is currently being developed. For further details please see the link.

We recommend health professionals are trained to use the records prior to implementation into clinical practice. Examples of completed notes are available by clicking here. For information about training options or feedback please email: notes@perinatal.org.uk.



National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – Shared learning awards

The purpose of shared learning examples is to demonstrate how organisations have used NICE guidance and quality standards in practice. Every year the best examples are recognised at the Shared Learning Awards. The awards give you an opportunity to pass on your knowledge and expertise of implementing NICE guidance to peers at NICE’s annual national conference. An example of implementing a NICE guideline would be using one of the Institute’s maternity notes e.g. Birth notes version 16.1, updated following the publication of the Intrapartum care guidelines 2015. Disseminating the learning from examples is important, so that others can learn about the initiative and see how NICE recommendations have been put into practice to improve services and the quality of patient care. For further information and to submit an example to NICE please click here

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