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Maternity Services

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of pregnant women had a health and social care needs assessment by a midwife or healthcare professional within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy in the last 12 months. (240730)

Data for the last 12 months on the proportion of pregnant women who had a health and social care needs assessment by a midwife or healthcare professional within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are not yet available.

The first quarterly data that will enable an assessment of performance based on the revised data definitions that support monitoring of the public service agreement indicator will be available in mid August 2009.