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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
Health & Social Care Information Centre
D’Alton, ME, Hehir, MP (2015) Cesarean Delivery Rates. Revisiting a 3-Decades-Old Dogma. Vol. 14, No. 21, pp. 2238-2240.
National Audit Office
National Neonatal Audit Programme
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
The Birthplace study – sets out the risks and benefits of giving birth in different settings for ‘low risk’ births.
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Sheila Kitzinger symposium
Relationships: the pathway to safe, high-quality maternity care Report from the Sheila Kitzinger symposium at Green Templeton College October 2015