Macleod Maternity Assessment Unit MMAU Standard Operating Procedure SOP v13
To ensure that women are directed to the most appropriate area and/or health professional and provide a safe and efficient service in prioritising assessing planning and providing appropriate care. The aim is to ensure a standardised care pathway planned in partnership with the women with timely review/discharge a reduction in waiting times and avoiding inappropriate referrals subsequently improving capacity issues within the maternity unit.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.