data collection commenced on 1 April 2009 as part of
the NHS West Midlands’ Investing for Health Maternity
/ Perinatal Project. Information is extracted from
the Pregnancy Notes and input into the PEER data collection
tool by data clerks in Trusts in the West Midlands.
The Information is collected from the maternity notes
after delivery. Currently, digital pens are being developed
as another means of data collection.
The principal aims of the programme are to collect
standardised maternity data
- for planning and delivery of maternity care, improving
safety and reducing inequalities
- to allow units to benchmark and monitor performance
- for research into causes of perinatal mortality.
The Perinatal Institute has information
governance, data sharing, confidentiality and consent
policies in place, which are summarised