Date Published: 19 August 2005

New Maternity Record for Scotland

The Scottish woman-held maternity record, a project to produce a national, standardized maternity record for women and NHS staff, has been launched.

Chief Nursing Officer Paul Martin said:

" I am delighted to be announcing the launch of the Scottish Woman-Held Maternity Record as it will help develop a standardised maternity record throughout Scotland.

_ Such consistency can only be a good thing for women and staff, especially if a woman is outside her Health Board area and has to seek medical assistance.

_ This innovation has been shaped by a wide range of input from across the sector through a consultation lead by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. I look forward to witnessing the successful implementation of this project across the country."


The project was set up in 2002 to implement a recommendation from A Framework for Maternity Services.

The record includes a pregnancy record, inserts for labour and birth, postnatal record, a maternity summary and guidance for use.

Each Board will now be able to obtain an information pack including the record and a CD ROM so that they can personalise the document.

Source: Scottish Executive (PR)
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

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