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Resources:  reports

Resources relating to national and international statistics, research studies, investigations, reviews and inquiries.  To receive the latest maternity news and developments, join the mailing list.

Care Quality Commission

Maternity page – including the maternity services survey and investigation reports.

Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat)

Combines Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data with other national data to provide insight into quality and productivity. 

Cochrane Pregnancy & Childbirth

Information about the effects of health care from the international Cochrane Collaboration

Health & Social Care Information Centre

Maternity Services Dataset for England


D’Alton, ME, Hehir, MP (2015) Cesarean Delivery Rates.  Revisiting a 3-Decades-Old Dogma.  Vol.  14, No. 21, pp. 2238-2240.


The report of the Morecambe Bay investigation (2015)


Drivers of maternity care in high-income countries: can health systems support woman-centred care?

Ending preventable stillbirths 2016 Series

Maternal Health 2016 Series

National Audit Office

Maternity Services in England

National Neonatal Audit Programme

Annual report 2015

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

The Birthplace study – sets out the risks and benefits of giving birth in different settings for ‘low risk’ births.

MBRRACE-UK maternal and perinatal mortality reports

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Statistics about women’s health collated by the RCOG Library team.

Sheila Kitzinger symposium

Relationships: the pathway to safe, high-quality maternity care Report from the Sheila Kitzinger symposium at Green Templeton College October 2015