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The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) brings together clinical staff, consumers, and wider stakeholders to collaboratively monitor and improve maternity care.

The Ministry of Health launched the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme in 2011 as part of its Maternity Quality Initiative; this included the launch of the national maternity standards and clinical indicators. The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators are benchmarked data for each locality region and secondary/tertiary maternity facility showing key maternity outcomes. The purpose of the indicators is to increase the visibility of the quality and safety of maternity services and to highlight areas where quality improvement could be made.

The benchmarked data will be used to support the local clinical review of maternity services. The purpose of local clinical review is to identify and implement service improvements. Look at our Annual Clinical Reports to see how National Women's Hospital performs against the maternity standards and clinical indicators. 

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