CQC Maternity Services Survey – 6 trusts worse or much worse than expected
The CQC have published the result of their latest survey which looked into the experiences of women receiving care from maternity services.
The survey included 17611 women who gave birth in February 2018 across NHS trusts in England reporting that overall women had positive experiences. Questions were asked on antenatal care, labour and delivery and postnatal care.
Some positive areas include:
There were some areas where improvements can be made:
The results provide a breakdown as to how individual trusts performed against each question and details any outliers.
There were 9 trusts identified as performing better than expected, 5 categorised as worse than expected and 1 trust performing much worse than expected. Those trust that have been identified as worse than expected have been asked to outline the actions they will take to address the areas in which they are underperforming.
Full details of the study and results is available here.
Maternity and newborn services user guide – Safer Care Victoria