The key issues for the maternity and newborn programme are:
Commissioners will seek assurance that there is:
Evidence of access to all types of intrapartum care:
Providers will need to be able to estimate the proportions of women falling into each of the case mix categories and commissioners will compare this against national benchmarks and local data on needs and demographics. Commissioners will require providers to engage with the process of calculating local case mix proportions using the national templates.