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Digital Lead Midwife

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pending AfC review
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and dedicated individual to join our team as a full time Digital Lead Midwife on a permanent contract to provide IT support and facilitate the highest standard of care to the families in our service.

This is a niche role that presents an exciting opportunity for a specialist midwife to play a key role in shaping the future of maternity care by utilising digital solutions effectively.

The ideal candidate will work core hours of 37.5 hours per week and will excel both independently and collaboratively and will be motivated by delivering exceptional care to the families we serve.

You will be encouraged to be involved with Digital counterparts across the region, sharing learning and best practice. Elsewhere, we have an active Digital informatics committee who are like minded individuals from across the Trust sharing best digital practice and latest innovations, which we welcome you to be involved in.

If you would like any further information or the opportunity to discuss this in more detail either on the phone or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:
  • Jo Blackler, Deputy Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer via email
  • Maria Mortimore, Deputy Head of Midwifery & Gynaecology,

Main duties of the job

  • Your role will be pivotal in monitoring and supporting the existing Maternity electronic patient records (EPR) system and will play a crucial part in the introduction and implementation of our new Trust wide EPR, which will include Maternity.
  • You will monitor the quality of data within the maternity electronic patient records (EPR) and will ensure that clinical governance and risk management are effectively implemented within the service within the digital arena.
  • You will be responsible for the:
    • collection and analysis of data from the Maternity Information System (MIS), undertaking data quality audits
    • reporting to NHS England
    • engaging with clinical staff and suppliers to ensure that the maternity services IT requirements are addressed.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice meets professional standards through the support of digital technologies. You will be required to provide effective and visible leadership in digital projects, with the requisite knowledge and expertise in the current maternity digital systems. In addition to training and support of clinical staff.

About us

With around 1800 births annually, we offer comprehensive care to women from coastal towns to rural areas throughout Devon.

Our service facilities include:
  • Day Assessment Unit
  • 8 birth rooms, complete with a pool and a bereavement suite at our Torbay Hospital.
  • 18bedded antenatal and postnatal wards with co located transitional care bay.
  • Midwife led birthing rooms at our Newton Abbot Hospital, which include pool facilities.

We are extremely proud of our colleagues who have been awarded within the last 12 months the Leadership, Smoking cessation, and bereavement award.

Care to join us?

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will work closely with the senior management team, specialist midwives, IT, and information departments to ensure new systems and upgrades are implemented smoothly, whilst maintaining close links with clinical staff and maintaining their own clinical credibility.
  • You will work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team whilst liaising effectively with colleagues from other agencies and organisations to support learning and best practice, both locally and nationally.
  • You willbe required to provide evidence of compliance with local and national data standards and ensure regular reporting to NHS England via the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) and appropriately present and disseminate this information. You will contribute towards the monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) using the local maternity dashboard
  • Working on digital projects that make a real difference to staff and 'patients'
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference and being able to monitor those changes in real-time.
  • Providing the evidence to demonstrate the great care we provide as a service

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification.

To hear from our National Chief Midwifery Information Officer at NHS England on the Digitally Driven Role of a Digital Midwife, Click me.

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Extensive evidence of clinical or professional development.
  • Extensive evidence of clinical or professional development.
  • Experience of working in IT


  • Mentorship qualification
  • Experience of Leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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