Pocket Midwife scopes a midwifery award

Congratulations to the Pocket Midwife team who won a prestigious awards at the British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards 2016 last night.

The Pocket Midwife, a free maternity app for mums-to-be is thought to be the only maternity app in the UK produced by a hospital and was developed by maternity matron Julia Gudgeon and other members of her team, with support from NUH’s established and trust-wide continuous improvement programme – Better for You.

The Pocket Midwife contains general pregnancy information that is useful to all prospective parents and their families and was developed with feedback from 100 pregnant women, who were asked what information they would like.

Deputy Programme Director for Better for You, Richard Smith says: “I’m delighted that the Pocket Midwife continues to be nationally recognised, and we are currently working hard on innovative future developments to ensure that it continues its journey to become the number one resource for pregnant women and their families. We are extremely grateful to Nottingham Hospitals Charity for their support to date, without their foresight in sharing our vision; it would still be an amazing idea sitting in a drawer!”

More information about the Pocket Midwife can be found here: http://www.nuh.nhs.uk/communications-and-media/news/2015/may/new-maternity-app-is-uk-first/