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PEER View has been developed as an interactive tool to present maternal and perinatal data on-line - by Maternity Unit, PCT/Cluster, Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group.

The aim is to provide high quality data for commissioners and providers to assist with benchmarking, health needs assessment, identification of service gaps and the equitable use of resources.

Key Performance Indicators

Tables summarising the regional Key Performance Indicators developed through the WM SHA's Investing for Health project.

First release: 25 May 2011. Last update: 15 October 2012. Next update: 31 October 2012.

Previous reports are archived here.

Quality Indicators

Tables summarising demographics and quality indicators of maternity services,
presented as:
       - list of indicators for each unit or organisation; and
       - each indicator listed for all units and organisations.

First release: 1 July 2011. Last update: 15 October 2012. Next update: 31 October 2012.

Perinatal Mortality Trends

Tables and charts displaying key mortality statistics for the last 10 years (2002-2011):
      - for stillbirths, early neonatal deaths, perinatal deaths and infant deaths in the West Midlands;
      - including all PCTs and Clusters, Maternity Units, Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Rates are presented as crude as well as adjusted (excluding congenital anomalies and pre-viable births).
NB sub-analysis for main stillbirth and infant deaths groups for all WM maternity units is available here

Data sources: ONS and West Midlands regional Perinatal Death Notifications (PDNs)

Beta release: 3rd October 2012; for NHS use - the link opens a new window in

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Congenital Anomaly Trends

Tables and charts displaying congenital anomaly prevalence from 1995 onwards, with annual rates alongside short and long term trends.

Data are presented for large population-based areas (Clusters and Region) as
       - these are not affected by referral patterns between Trusts
       - most congenital anomalies occur rarely, so rates for small populations are subject to large variation.

Data sources: ONS and West Midlands Congenital Anomaly Register

Beta release: 15 October 2012.


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