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New information standard for digital maternity records

A new standard has been published to support the introduction of digital maternity records that will ensure that record information is consistent and can be shared more easily across healthcare services in England in the future.

As part of the national plans to improve maternity services, the NHS is changing the way information is shared between women, their midwives, doctors and other members of the health care team. The first step in this process is to standardise the information held in digital maternity records. The standard has been developed by the PRSB and NHS Digital, with support from the Royal College of Physicians’ health informatics unit.