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Release Amd 45/2012

Maternity Services Data Set

Number Amd 45/2012
Title Version 1.5

This release of the standard introduces minor changes in relation to the maternity data set. These are:

  • Addition of data items relating to Maternity Currencies.
  • Addition of data items relating to date capture for specific events.
  • Re-formatting the data set Technical Output Specification; XML has replaced the bespoke segment structure.
  • NHS number is now a required item and the Local Patient ID is mandatory.
  • Renaming of data items to conform to the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

Notes re Implementation Completion Date:

System Suppliers

From 1st November 2014, Maternity systems MUST be fully conformant with this standard.

Care Providers

From 1st November 2014, providers of NHS-funded Maternity Services MUST be able to collect information locally, and from 1st May 2015 MUST begin submitting MSDS submissions in accordance with this standard.

This release has been accepted by SCCI under ISB Criteria, i.e. it is NOT approved under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. This is in line with the agreed migration approach for Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions), where the ISCE started development under ISB.

Date Published 13-May-2014
Link to Documentation Amd 45/2012
Stage Implementation
Status Complete


Milestone Type Date Planned Date Estimated Date Achieved
End of Change Stage 24-Apr-2013 30-Apr-2014 30-Apr-2014
End of Implementation Stage 01-Feb-2014 01-May-2015
Implementation Review 01-Nov-2014 30-Oct-2015


Name Organisation Type
Rosemary Currell Appraiser
Sara Bradley Sara Bradley Associates Ltd Appraiser
Angela Faulding Health & Social Care Information Centre Data Dictionary
Nicholas Richman Health & Social Care Information Centre Developer
Thomas Latham Health & Social Care Information Centre Developer
Julia Webb Health & Social Care Information Centre Developer
Netta Hollings Health & Social Care Information Centre Implementation Manager
Nicholas Richman Health & Social Care Information Centre Maintenance Manager


Type Status Approval Date Reference Number
DS&P Approved 26-Mar-2013 cr1355-2014-01-07
Technical Architecture Directorate Approved 21-Feb-2014
ROCR Approved 16-Apr-2013 ROCR/OR/0277/004MAND
Information Governance Approved 30-Apr-2013
Monitor Approved 16-Apr-2013