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A Refreshed Framework for Maternity Care in Scotland: The Maternity Services Action Group

DescriptionThe Framework outlines the principles which govern maternity services from pre-conception, through pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care and into parenthood in Scotland.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 14, 2011


ISBN 978 0 7559 9886 9
DPPAS 11078

This document is also available in pdf format (938k)


Ministerial Foreword

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Improving health and reducing health inequalities-the unique role of maternity care services

3. Policy context

4. Policy and evidence into practice

5. Where are we now?
Quality Indicators and Outcomes
Overarching principles
Service Descriptors-
Preconception, Early Pregnancy and Antenatal care
Labour and Birth
Postnatal care


Appendix 1: Membership of Writing group and MSAG