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Maternity

The publication of Better Births in 2016, a national five year forward view concerned with improving outcomes of maternity services, which set the vision for the future of maternity services with a focus on the planning, design and safe delivery of services, how women, babies and families will be able to get the type of care they want and how staff will be supported to deliver such care.

Our CCG is engaged in the work of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System (LMS) and will work at both a LMS and local level to implement the recommendations of Better Births, implementing national learning from early adopters and Pathfinders and utilising the local learning from Better Start Bradford

We are continuing to develop our understanding of the needs of the local population through the development of Bradford district and Craven Maternity Voices Partnership and our work with the Women’s Health Network.

Star ratings

Neonatal mortality and stillbirths

1 star

One star - worse than the English average.

The rate of neonatal mortality and stillbirths has reduced to 7.4 per 1,000 births however there is a national ambition to reduce this to below 0.67 per 1,000.

We are working in partnership with colleagues across the health and care economy to reduce stillbirth, neonatal and infant mortality rates. This work recognises a number of factors including the impact of poverty, access to a range of services and the need to offer high quality maternity provision.


Choice of maternity services

1 star

One star - worse than the English average.

This indicator measures the extent to which choice is offered at several points across the care pathway (antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal). 

In 2017 the low score of 58.6 indicates choice across the care pathway needs to improve.

The CCG commissions the full range of maternity choices for local women therefore future work will focus on how these choices are offered to women along the care pathway to ensure all women feel they have been offered the full range of services available to them.

Smoking in pregnancy

1 star

One star - worse than the English average.

Recently smoking has increased again with almost one in five women reporting as smokers at the time of delivering their baby. This result is above the England rate and needs to be reduced.

Working in partnership with Public Health, we will utilise the learning from the work undertaken by the Women’s Health Network to understand why women from some our communities don’t access smoking cessation services to improve our local service offer.

In addition, we will use the leaning from the Better Start Bradford case loading midwifery pilot to improve our rates for smoking at time of delivery and at 6 – 8 weeks.


Maternity experience

1 star

One star - worse than the English average.

This indicator measures quality of experience, treatment and care throughout the care pathway (antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal).  In 2017 women’s experience of maternity services where amongst the lowest in England with a score of 80.7.

We are continuing to develop our understanding of the needs of the local population through the development of Bradford district and Craven Maternity Voices Partnership and our work with the Women’s Health Network.

In addition, we will utilise the leaning from the Better Start Bradford case loading midwifery pilot where 100% of women advised they would recommend the service they received.