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Lead Midwife for Maternal Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife to become the Lead Midwife for the North-East London Maternal Medicine Network. The post holder will work with maternal medicine teams, including a team of specialist maternal medicine midwives, within North-East London. The lead maternal medicine midwife will lead and support the development of the maternal medicine services across the five hospital sites in the North-East London Local Maternity and Neonatal System: Royal London Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, Homerton University Hospital, Newham University Hospital, and Whipps Cross University Hospital. The post holder will provide clinical expertise for women and birthing people with underlying medical conditions in North-East London clinical leadership, education, and training for existing and emerging teams at each of the hospital sites robust audit of clinical outcomes and the development of research into medical conditions in pregnancy. The post will be based at Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, with travel to and clinical support of the other hospital sites. The post holder will work closely with the lead obstetrician and lead obstetric physician in North-East London to ensure timely specialist care and advice before, during, and after pregnancy for women and birthing people with known and new underlying medical conditions in pregnancy, ensuring equity in a diverse local population.

Main duties of the job

To co-develop and implement a cohesive leadership strategy, ensuring that the specific contributions of midwives and other allied health professionals are harnessed and developed. To work as part of the Network Management Team in developing and implementing a shared vision for midwifery within the Maternal Medicine Network to deliver network objectives. To serve as the primary source of expert and high-quality midwifery clinical advice across the North-East London Maternal Medicine Network. To support and facilitate the commissioning and delivery of high-quality maternal medicine midwifery services in line with the agreed shared priorities for the North-East London Maternal Medicine Network. To work with ICS and LMS leads, the Directors of Midwifery and Lead Midwives from network constituent organisations, community and primary care services, and representatives from other agencies to ensure that structures are developed to provide and sustain an expert midwifery maternal medicine workforce which will deliver evidence-based practice and best possible care across the sector To develop of a maternal medicine midwifery workforce strategy that will continually develop midwifery practice and advanced practice midwifery roles within the North-East London Maternal Medicine Network.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • o Experience of developing multi-professional clinical services
  • o Experience in service development and improvements in clinical practice
  • o Excellent teaching skills and provision of teaching at a local level


  • o Provision of teaching/presenting at a national level
  • o Experience in clinical research delivery
  • o Experience of network level working



  • oPresentation skills
  • oIT skills



  • oExperience of working in a midwifery leadership role
  • oClinical experience including high-quality care for women in pregnancy, including women with medical disorders in pregnancy.
  • oCapable of translating the maternal medicine network vision and key performance indicators into effective midwifery care pathways
  • oBe able to understand and apply principles of evidence-based health care



  • PhD or work towards a PhD qualification


  • NMC Registered Midwife/NMP
  • Master's level qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice trained

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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