National Maternity and Perinatal Audit: Organisational Report 2019


Maternity and neonatal services in England, Scotland and Wales are going through an eventful time. Wide-ranging transformation plans are being implemented as a result of the English national maternity services review and the Scottish maternity and neonatal services review,1,2 and an updated Welsh vision for maternity care is in preparation at the time of writing. Services are being reconfigured and changes made to ways of working across the three countries. The second organisational survey of the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) maps current service provision as of January 2019 across England, Scotland and Wales. This report describes how services have changed since the last survey in January 2017, where service provision has improved and where further improvement is still needed in order to meet recommendations. It is hoped that this report will help inform the transformation and other improvement initiatives which are underway.


open access report


National Maternity and Perinatal Audit, Organisation of maternity services


Blotkamp, A, NMPA Project Team (Aughey, H., Carroll, F., Gurol-Urganci, I., Harris, T., Hawdon, Jane., Heighway, E., Jardine, J., Knight, H., Mamza, L., Moitt, N., Pasupathy, D., Thomas, N., Thomas, L., van der Meulen, J) (2019) National Maternity and Perinatal Audit: Organisational Report 2019. London, RCOG.


Research Institute

Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR)