bristol • north somerset • south gloucestershire


Maternity care documents and organisations

These external links are provided for information and do not imply endorsement of particular organisations 

Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) resources

Local resources

National/international resources

Organisations concerned with maternity care

Campaigns and initiatives



Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) resources

MSLCs consensus statement NCT, RCM,RCOG

Running your Maternity Services Liaison Committee

London Strategic Clinical Networks Patient and Public Involvement - best practice case studies

MSLC leaders facebook group

List of links to other MSLCs and further resources


Local resources

Care Quality Commission reports:

CQC Maternity Services Survey 2015 and summary results by maternity unit

CQC Inspection Report Weston General Hospital 2015 (includes Ashcombe Birth Centre), including maternity services p.127-142 (summary)

CQC Inspection Report UHBristol 2014, including maternity services p.86-101 (summary)

CQC Inspection Report NBT: Southmead Hospital 2014, including maternity services p.101-122 and update report following reinspection Dec 2015, including maternity services p.97-108 (summary)

CQC Inspection Report NBT: Cossham Hospital 2014, including maternity services p.10-20 (summary)

For previous CQC maternity services survey reports (including local summaries) see national/international resources below

North Somerset Healthwatch Maternity Services Report 2016

Infant Mortality Needs Assessment for Bristol 2014

Local Supervising Authority report for the South of England 2013

Bristol Local Involvement Network (LINk) Teenage parents report 2012

Bristol and South Gloucestershire LINks Refugee Centre report 2011 

Bristol LINk Somali women's workshops summary and recommendations 2010


National/international resources

National Maternity Review report

England maternity statistics (see also BirthChoiceUK)

Europe maternity statistics

MBRRACE-UK reports: confidential enquiries into maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity

Care Quality Commission maternity survey 2015

Further information on CQC website (including summaries for each individual maternity service)

NPEU National survey of women's experiences of maternity care 2014

Care Quality Commission maternity survey 2013

National Audit Office Maternity services report 2013

Support Overdue - WI report of women's experiences of the maternity services 2013

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Midwifery supervision and regulation report 2013

Royal College of Midwives: State of the Maternity Services 2015

Royal College of Midwives: Maternal mental health 2014


Organisations concerned with maternity care

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)

Association of Radical Midwives (ARM)

BirthChoice UK


Care Quality Commission (CQC)

HealthWatch Bristol

HealthWatch North Somerset

HealthWatch South Gloucestershire

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Maternity-related NICE guidelines

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)


Campaigns and initiatives

Royal College of Midwives - Better Births initiative

Royal College of Midwives normal birth resources

A midwife for me and my baby

Birth Centre Bristol