NICE has published the document NICE Antenatal care (update) QS22
This quality standard covers the routine antenatal care that women and their babies should receive during pregnancy. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover the care and management (beyond identification and referral) of specific physical conditions, mental health conditions and antenatal complications.
This quality standard was updated and replaced the previous version published in September 2012. The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards. The review identified:
- changes in the priority areas for improvement.
- updated NICE guidance on antenatal care.