Bassetlaw: New funding will allow midwives to spend more time with mothers and less time on paperwork

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Maternity services in Doncaster and Bassetlaw have won £44,000 of Government funding for a new information system that will dramatically increase the amount of time midwives can spend caring for women rather than doing paperwork.

The software will replace the current system under which midwives handwrite all their clinical notes on paper forms and then have to input them manually into Evolution, an electronic system provided to the NHS under the Government’s National Programme for IT.

The new computer system will be fully electronic and web-based so that hospital and community midwives can enter information straight away instead of writing paper records. It will be integrated with other hospital IT systems to provide an electronic maternity record with all the clinical notes relating to each woman’s care.


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