Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP)

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The New Zealand Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) is a national programme which establishes and builds upon both national and local maternity quality improvement activities. It seeks to ensure the highest possible safety and best possible outcomes for all women, babies and their whānau. The programme takes a women-centred approach, acknowledging pregnancy and childbirth as normal life events.

The MQSP at Hutt Maternity brings together clinical staff, consumers and wider community stakeholders to improve communication, collaboratively monitor and improve maternity care.It involves ongoing systematic review to identify quality improvement opportunities.The programme aligns with the Hutt Valley District Health Board Annual plan and national priorities such as those from the National Maternity Monitoring Group (NMMG)and Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC), in order to meet the New Zealand Maternity Standards, and is guided by the New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators.