NHS Long Term Plan states that ’Every woman to have access to their digital care record’.
The LMNS is working to ensure that every mother/ childbearing person has access to their own personal maternity digital record.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Kings Lynn, currently achieves this goal via the Badgernet maternity app. With good update from mothers/childbearing people.
The LMNS is therefore seeking to level up access across Norfolk and Norwich and James Paget -Great Yarmouth Hospitals.
Benefits to Service Users:
- Improving overall experiences & building trusted relationships
- Greater visibility, control & understanding of personal health – Digital Personalised Care Plans
- Access to trusted information with increased ownership & a better, safer care experience
- Greater uptake in planned care, with critical gestational reminders around screening, immunisations & appointments during pregnancy
- Ability to access clinically assured information at any time
- Opportunity to identify mistakes & make corrections
- More time available to provide direct care because of a reduced administrative burden.
- Process efficiencies – the reduction of admin time for clinical professionals which releases more time to care
- Financial efficiencies – the removal of paper based maternity notes (pregnancy folders, printing charts and educational leaflets) leading to a cost reduction of stationary
- Increased service user satisfaction
- Improved outcomes for mums and babies
- Improving professional experience and staff satisfaction.
- MSDS compliance – Personalised Care Plans.
Project successes so far
This important project remains with Trust and Supplier to formalise a timeline for this programme of work