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Specialist Midwife in Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
29 May 2024
We are looking for a midwife to specialise in Perinatal Mortality Reviews with the use of the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT)who is motivated and dynamic, who has an ability to help to promote a culture of safety and learning from clinical understanding and evidence based practice within Maternity.

This midwife will be the specialist in the use of the PMRT resource designed to help clinicians to review the circumstances and care leading up to and surrounding late fetal loss, stillbirth and neonatal death in a systematic way identifying any sub-optimal care factors whilst developing and embedding action within formal actions plans to mitigate these sub-optimal care factors. Ultimately this specialist midwife will provide parents with information about potential reasons why their baby died through the reports generated through the PMRT resource.

The successful applicant will need to have excellent IT skills, along with great communication, and presentation skills.

Main duties of the job

  • Data entry of all perinatal deaths eligible for MBBRACE/PMRT
  • Presentation of cases and learning at directorate meetings
  • Ensure review by Multidisciplinary team of all eligible cases
  • Be a point of contact for the bereaved parents and ensure their feedback is taken into consideration as part of case reviews
  • Be the liaison with other units to promote external review of cases
  • To share learning from PMRT findings at MDT meetings
  • To monitor actions from MDT findings
  • To audit and analyse data from the PMRT resource, including writing quarterly reports
  • To ensure compliance with CNST action 1, regarding reporting timeframes

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

For more information on this role please see the attached JD and PS information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered midwife
  • Degree or evidence of equivalent study


  • Experience of using PMRT
  • MSc degree
  • Post-mortem consent trained

Knowledge and understanding


  • Awareness and understanding of current national and local midwifery issues with regards to pregnancy loss
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues that relate to PMRT and the external review processes
  • An understanding of the NMC Code of Practice and Midwives Rules
  • An understanding of confidentiality
  • An understanding of the needs of clients in a multi-racial, inner city environment
  • An interest in improving the standards of care
  • An understanding of all aspects of evidence based midwifery practice
  • Understanding of National bereavement pathway framework
  • Understanding of Child Protection


  • Understand systems of team approach in midwifery
  • Understanding the change process when embedding learning



  • Demonstrate an understanding of research based midwifery care
  • Proven experience post midwifery qualification


  • Experience with case presentations
  • Has been involved in midwifery related research
  • Appreciation of counselling skills

Skills and abilities


  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and patients at all levels in a sensitive manner
  • Demonstrate good organisation skills
  • Ability to apply research to practice
  • Understanding of clinical Governance including CNST Safety Action One


  • Motivated to develop clinical skills
  • Mentor/Assessor training

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


croydon university hospital

530 London Road



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