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Diabetes Specialist Midwife

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, highly motivated Specialist Midwife with an interest and passion for delivering high quality care for women/birthing people with diabetes.

The post holder will be working alongside the multi-disciplinary team providing and coordinating care of patients with pre-existing and gestational diabetes. Non Medical Prescribing Qualification is essential for this post - please do not apply if you are unable to evidence this qualification.

Main duties of the job

To deliver woman centered advice, support and care specifically for women with pre-existing diabetes and gestational diabetes. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the diabetes multi-disciplinary team and to manage midwife led care clinics for women who have been identified with gestational diabetes for further assessment, education and monitoring of their condition in line with evidence-based guidelines.

To work safely and effectively as an independent and supplementary prescriber working within an agreed formulary.

Available as an expert for diabetes for midwives and junior doctors to ensure care provided within the Trust is effective and evidenced based to support safe practice.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife with NMC
  • Evidence of further study/qualification in diabetes or diabetes in pregnancy
  • Qualification in Supplementary Non Medical Prescribing
  • Evidence of management and leadership


  • MSc level study



  • Demonstrate an interest in diabetes in pregnancy and co- ordinating the continuity of care and support women (their partners and families)
  • Awareness of local and national policies and strategies related to diabetes in pregnancy
  • Some experience undertaking difficult conversations and providing balanced evidence-based information in an unbiased way



  • Excellent verbal & communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to make swift, appropriate decisions in an emergency
  • Able to present information to a multidisciplinary team
  • Effective time management and demonstrates leadership Qualities
  • Able to lead and motivate others
  • Self confident, reliable, flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to complete project tasks

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Womens Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2TG

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