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Gynaecology and Maternity Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 116431, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital trusts are rated as (a) inadequate, (b) requires improvement, (c) good and (d) outstanding for maternity and gynaecology.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

25 November 2020

Acute core services are not rated at trust or provider level, but at location level only. Ratings from inspections of the locations operated by the provider are combined into the overall ratings for the trust under the headings of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

National Health Service locations providing a core service of ‘maternity and gynaecology’ are rated are shown in the following table:


Requires Improvement







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