Planning for the next Maternity Care Experience Survey is now underway, aiming for the survey to go live in May 2018.
The questionnaire is currently being reviewed to ensure that it remains relevant. Once a final draft of the questionnaire is available, a copy will be added to this page
About the Survey
The Maternity Care Survey provides valuable information on the quality of maternity care services from the perspective of women who gave birth in Scotland by asking about the experiences of mothers during the different stages of their maternity care.
The survey was first run in 2013 and then again two years later. For further details on each survey, including copies of the questionnaire and all publications, please select the relevant link:
The survey was undertaken in partnership with the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit. The Unit is jointly run by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling. Quality Health Ltd., a patient experience survey contractor, administered both surveys.
A Privacy Impact Assessment regarding sharing the survey datasets with the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit was completed and can be viewed using the link below:
If you have any queries about any of the Scottish Care Experience Surveys, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The questionnaire was developed by the Care Quality Commission and was also used to undertake a survey in England. Minor edits were made to the questionnaire to ensure that it is appropriate in a Scottish context.
The other survey materials have been developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit.
The survey materials are available on the relevant survey pages, including:
- the questionnaire
- the covering letter to be sent with the questionnaire
- a reminder letter sent to people who didn't respond to the initial mailout
- a second reminder letter sent to people who didn't respond to the second mailout
- a poster that was displayed in maternity units during February and March to raise awareness of the survey