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Lead Midwife for Preterm Birth

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley, Camberley
Depending on experience Per annum (pro rata) including HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A brand-new opportunity has arisen for a registered and experienced midwife to join Frimley Health as a 'Lead Midwife for Preterm Birth'.

This role will involve working across both sites at Frimley Health: Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for triaging referrals, liaising with relevant patient groups and leading on quality improvement and audit projects regarding preterm birth.

The post holder will work closely with the Antenatal and Newborn Screening teams on both sites.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

As postholder you will:
  • Provide support for pregnant women and their families by ensuring the correct monitoring is in place through cervical length scanning and ensuring the correct treatment is established with the aim to prevent preterm births within your scope of practice.
  • Monitor referrals into the preterm birth service and ensure patients are seen in a timely manner while maintaining the administration and standards of the service.
  • Use excellent communication skills to provide specialist advice regarding preterm birth to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Lead on monitoring compliance and implementing the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle No. 5 Reducing Preterm Births.
  • Work closely together with the Patient Safety and Quality Team and build relationships within the team to lead on investigations involving preterm birth.
  • Share learning points from investigations with relevant and maternity staff with the aim to embed changes in practice.
  • Liaise with the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (Frimley LMNS) to provide data and information about services and ongoing improvement within the Trust.
  • Work and communicate where appropriate with other providers across the region and beyond to promote a collaborative approach to improving the preterm birth service.
  • Stay up to date with preterm birth innovation, improvement work and research to ensure local pathways are continuously in line with best practice.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife currently on NMC register
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Qualification for cervical length measurement by ultrasound



  • 3 years post registration experience (18 months as Band 6)


  • Experience in guideline development and implementation
  • Experience in research and audit
  • Experience of implementing and influencing clinical governance processes

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley & Wexham Park Hospital in Slough

Portsmouth Road

Frimley, Camberley

GU16 7UJ

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