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Specialist Midwife for Audit and Quality Improvement

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced midwife to continue leading the clinical audit programme for maternity services working within and alongside the quality improvement team. We are seeking a midwife with effective and creative communication skills to engage with the clinical teams to take actions to improve and maintain care standards. The post-holder will participate in QI initiatives within the service.

This role helps provide UHL's maternity service with up to date information about the standards of our care and supports QI projects. It is an essential role and pivotal to monitoring and improving standards of care for all women and birthing people.

The Specialist Midwife for Audit and QI will collate evidence in line with the requirements of the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle and the Ockenden Report. Additional audits will be conducted to monitor the impact of agreed actions where themes for improvement are highlighted.

UHL has one of the largest maternity services in the country, currently across two obstetric sites, with a stand-alone birth centre and community services, including a dedicated homebirth team. We have a birth rate of around 9,800, providing care for a complex, diverse population with the challenges of a deprived inner city and rural county.

You will be supported to develop your skills and achieve in this role, making this an excellent opportunity to enhance your career pathway.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead the clinical audit programme ensuring audits are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • Present the data from audits so themes and trends are clearly visible to the senior CMG team and members of other relevant meetings.
  • Communicate audit findings to clinical teams. Use a creative approach to raise awareness of the standards required and actions to improve care standards.
  • Support the clinical team in taking relevant actions to improve care standards.
  • Promote and initiate innovations and change related to improvement of clinical services in relation to local and national standards.
  • To continually review performance against Key Performance Indicators, proactively addressing areas of concern, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To co-ordinate / complete specific pieces of work / projects that are required to meet the local and national agenda.
  • Collaborate in the development and monitoring of a job plan to ensure role and personal effectiveness.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To maintain an accurate and effective record keeping system, collecting statistical data and writing reports on a regular basis, and presenting to appropriate forums within and external to Trust.
  • Understand the need to collect accurate measures of outcomes to deliver safe effective care and analysis of the results to be able to put processes in place that will improve care for women and birthing people, thus improving their experience.
  • Assist in the education and support of midwives being involved in audit and understanding why it is important for improving outcomes for women and birthing people.
  • To update and maintain the audit programme tracker to monitor compliance against standards ensuring time thresholds are met.

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level for midwifery or appropriate experience as a midwife
  • Current NMC registration with no restrictions to practice



  • Evidence of involvement with audit


  • Evidence of report writing and/or presenting to a professional group

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to analyse data to promptly recognise emerging themes and escalate concerns


  • Evidence of managing/ leading change

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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