Previous surveys

Approval for the Maternity Survey 2013 was sought under section 251 of the NHS Act 2006. The survey methodology was reviewed by the National Information Governance Board (NIGB) for approval. Their Ethics and Confidentiality Committee (ECC) granted provisional support, on the condition that 16 and 17 year old women are informed directly of the survey and given the opportunity to opt out. Trust staff should therefore inform any 16 or 17 year old women who give birth in their trust during the sample period about the survey and provide them with details on how they can opt out if they so wish.

Please see below a briefing note for trust staff carrying out this process and the information sheet that should be given to 16 and 17 year old women.

Informing young mothers about the survey