Web Resources

Details of several web resources are given below:

1 Topics Index
2 PHS Wider Impacts Dashboard
3 NSS Discovery
4 PHS Official Statistics

1  Topics Index

The Topics Index catalogues individual maternity and neonatal measures already available, including those on the wider impacts dashboard, Discovery, NMPA, NNAP and PHS websites.  The Topics Index also includes a list of CORE maternity measures.

The Topics index is available at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iAcRF8gc1-k7341JygofiSUmsvmKJ_OxUPyE07XVTPU/edit#gid=277533606

We appreciate the Google Sheets platform may not be available to all our users and are working to develop a more sophisticated accessible platform for the catalogue.   In the meantime, if you cannot access the hyperlink above and would like to view the Topics Index, please contact the Hub Programme Team (phs.matneodatahub@phs.scot) and we will seek alternative ways of sharing the index with you.


2  PHS Wider Impacts Dashboard

As part of our COVID-19 response, Public Health Scotland created a data dashboard showing wider impacts of COVID-19 at https://scotland.shinyapps.io/phs-covid-wider-impact/.

This includes data on many aspects of maternity care in Scotland including:

  • breastfeeding
  • stillbirths, neonatal and infant deaths
  • antenatal bookings (numbers and average gestation; from the Antenatal Booking Collection)
  • terminations of pregnancy (numbers and average gestation)
  • births (gestation, type (including C-section), whether induced, Apgar scores <7, perineal tears and extremely preterm deliveries at sites with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; NICU).


3  NSS Discovery

Another Public Health Scotland dashboard that includes information on maternity care in Scotland is the NSS Discovery dashboard which can be accessed here:


You will need to register for a user name and password for this one.



4  Public Health Scotland Official Statistics on maternal and neonatal health

Each year Public Health Scotland publishes a series of Official Statistics on pregnancy, childbirth and the early care of babies born in Scotland.

  • Births in Scotland: data on mother’s age, ethnicity, deprivation, and smoking status as well as medical care provided.
  • Antenatal Booking in Scotland:  data on numbers of pregnancies booked, gestation at booking, and smoking status.
  • Termination of pregnancy: information on age, gestation, method of termination, deprivation, previous terminations, and grounds for termination.
  • Teenage pregnancies: information is provided on age group (<16, <18, <20), deprivation, and whether the pregnancy was terminated or led to a birth.
  • Congenital Conditions in Scotland: current best estimates of the number of babies with serious anomalies