Digital and Data Project: Maternity GP Electronic Pregnancy Notification

The pandemic resulted in midwives no longer worked within general practices, which resulted in midwives having access to patients’ health records to record a pregnancy status; which increased the risk of a serious incident occurring.

The three acute Digital midwives worked collaboratively with the LMNS ICB Digital Team and the Norfolk and Waveney Local Medical Committee (LMC) to address and mitigate the risks.

An automated digital process has now been implemented where the acute trusts send an electronic pregnancy notification to Primary Care General Practices via either SystmOne or EMIS patient Electronic Record System.

Work continues to ensure this process is embedded across all three acute trusts by the end of 2023.