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Resources: guidance & guidelines

Resources for clinicians and commissioners of maternity services.  To receive the latest maternity news and developments, join the mailing list.

Baby Brain Protection

To help families and clinical staff better understand hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) and cooling treatment.

Department of Health

National Service Framework – maternity services (2004)

NHS England

Commissioning maternity services – resource pack to support CCGs

Maternity toolkits from NHS London Clinical Networks

Maternal mortality review 2015:  report and investigation toolkit from NHS London Clinical Networks

Saving Babies’ Lives.  A care bundle for reducing stillbirth


Guidelines, quality standards, technology appraisals, interventional procedures, medical technologies, etc.

NHS Litigation Authority

CNST maternity standards

NHS Scotland - maternal health resources

Includes a range of e-learning topics such as bereavement, mental health and telehealth

Royal College of Midwives

Evidence based guidelines, position statements and public health (access restricted to RCM members).

Maternal mental health network - resources for health professionals working in perinatal mental health.

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Green-top guidelines, clinical governance, scientific impact papers and good practice

Guidance for commissioners:  resources and information to support the commissioning of high-quality women’s health care.

Safer Childbirth:  Minimum Standards for the Organisation and Delivery of Care in Labour.  The report of a joint working party comprising the RCOG, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.


WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist

WHO surgical safety checklist: for maternity cases – developed by the NPSA and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (not a WHO publication)