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Specialist Diabetes Midwife

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Diabetic Specialist midwife will manage and coordinate midwifery care for women with pre-existing and gestational diabetes within Croydon.

They will review maternity care for those service users in conjunction

with the Obstetric Consultants, Consultants in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetic SpecialistNurses, Dieticians and wider multidisciplinary teams (MDT). Working collaboratively, the postholder will benchmark current services against the requirements of Saving Babies Lives Version3, NICE and NHSR Maternity Incentive Scheme, identifying the changes required and takingprompt action to implement these changes to enable compliance

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake assessments, provide support, education and advice for women with pre-existing or gestational diabetes and their families to supplement the care provided by their midwives where necessary, and making referrals to additional specialist support where required.
  • Attend the antenatal ward andprovide specialist support and advice for both women and healthcare professionals on diabetes management in labour and arrange postnatal follow-up care.
  • Undertake full role of a midwife including advanced decision making, using evidenced based practice and highly developed advanced practice skills to contribute to the MDT to ensure delivery of optimum care.
  • In partnership with the Lead Consultant Obstetrician, facilitate and have responsibility for the assessment, implementation and evaluation of services for women with pregnancies complicated by diabetes, leading on midwifery aspects. Including ensuring all policy and protocol are up to date and adhered to.
  • Ensure appropriate individualized care plans, incorporating antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal elements, are established.
  • Provide direct midwifery care for women throughout their episode of care, coordinating their overall care plan where appropriate.
  • Line manage and support the Diabetes team providing safe, compassionate, evidence based care.
  • Act as a resource for all staff involved in maternity care
  • Develop and coordinate training programmes for staff, and participate in the induction of new staff

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting documents which contains more information, please contact the manager if you have any further questions.

Person Specification

Essential leadership and experience


  • Demonstrable consolidated experience in midwifery and senior midwifery roles providing high risk midwifery care
  • Leadership / management qualification or proven track record in professional leadership/management role
  • Experience of equality and diversity policies and procedures


  • Experience in midwifery education/ teaching
  • Nurse prescribing qualification/ willingness to undertake
  • Evidence of relevant CPD in relation to diabetes Additional qualification or willingness to complete course

Essential knowledge


  • Knowledge of current issues relating to midwifery, healthcare and health service management
  • Experience of diabetes care and management including national guidelines standards and recommendations
  • Qualification or comparable experience in managing diabetes and pregnancy


  • Knowledge of research principles and practice

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon hospital

Maternity department



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