The provision of online maternity records across England will be overseen by the first national digital midwife, it was announced today.
Dr Lucy Mackillop, a consultant obstetric physician, explores why digital tools can help expectant mothers and their partners during the Covid-19 outbreak.
NHS England committed to ensuring digital services replaced clunky paper notes when the Long Term Plan was published in January.
The system enables a virtually paperless process through antenatal visits, labour and delivery, and post-partum care, saving nurses 76 minutes each shift.
The BadgerNet Maternity Notes App gives women and clinicians access to maternity records. The app can be used on a smartphone, PC or tablet.
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NHS Digital tasked 135 maternity providers in England with completing a self-assessment of their digital progress, including their adoption of electronic health records, data-sharing and offering service users access to online services.