Hear from those leading digital midwifery and explore the role of digital midwives as change and transformation leaders. Including Digital Midwifery, where does it belong? And what to do when there is “No time for Transformation”. Learn from projects that target vulnerable areas that need improvement to ensure inclusivity and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our families.
Chair: Misbah Mahmood
deputy chief midwifery information officer, Leeds TeAching HospitalS NHS FT
I have been a qualified midwife for 10 years and 5 years in digital at LTHT. I have successfully led on several l projects across maternity services, Including an end-to-end electronic patient record, secure online notes portal.
Being a member of the Digital Midwives Expert Reference Group and as the first elected midwife on the Digital Health CNIO advisory council, I have seen first-hand the value of networking. I am honoured to also be a Florence Nightingale Digital Alumni. When undertaking digital transformation, it is my responsibility as Chief Midwifery Information Officer to make sure the clinical voice is heard.
midwifery informatics lead, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT
Jennifer has been a Midwife for 17 years, working in various roles both in the NHS and private sector. The majority of her career has been within the community setting, and this is where her passion for the safe use of digital systems grew and was further cemented during whilst working as a risk Midwife. Her interest in the digital Maternity roles bought her to Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust where she has been working as the Senior Digital Midwifery Informatics Lead for over 3 years. In this pivotal role, she leads on the digital programme within Maternity, ensuring the safe use of safe digital technologies, enabling exceptional care and excellent user experiences for both our staff and the families we support.
In addition to her role at Oxford University Hospitals, Jennifer also chairs the South East Region Digital Maternity Expert Reference Group, working with other Digital Midwives and people working within the Maternity arena, contributing insights and leadership to shape the future of digital maternity care across the region and also links in with other regional Chairs as part of the national chairs group..
Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT
Simon has worked with clinical informatics for the past 20 years and leads a team of informatics nurses, working collaboratively with clinical, technical and organisational services.
Simon is a member of the CNIO advisory panel for Digital Health, he is also on the Faculty of Clinical Informatics working groups for Professionalism, the Office of the CCIO, the FCI Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Panel, and contributed toward the What Good Looks Like Nursing Guidance, participating in the launch at Rewired in 2022.
research fellow, Bradford Institute for Health, Research NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber and University of Bradford
Emma-Jane is a researcher at the University of Bradford, a member of the Health Technologies for Quality and Safety Group and The Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research.
In her early career, she was ‘just a carer’ and proud of it! More recently, her drive and ambition sees her exploring the role of the Digital Midwife as transformational leaders driving forward the digital agenda for UK maternity services.
lead digital midwife, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust
obstetric consultant, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust
I am a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. I have a keen interest on health promotion and reducing health inequalities which led me to co-founding the Book Before Ten campaign. This campaign seeks to encourage timely antenatal care particularly in high risk groups. Its message key points are individualising the care we provide to meet the communities we serve and shared learning.
Emma-Jane Eyers, Jade Hicks, Jennifer Mearns, Rosselyn Ngadze, Simon Noel