Launched the Digital Midwives Expert Reference Group.
Developed a national standard for capturing women's pregnancy information in a consistent way.
Launched the Local Maternity Systems (LMS) digital leaders forum.
User research undertaken to understand what women want from digital technology when accessing maternity care.
Launched the women's digital care record project.
Worked with the maternity voices partnership to capture women's views on digital technology in pregnancy.
Digital Maturity Assessment (local maternity services reports and national report published).
Maternity Record Standard finalised.
Improvements to the nhs.uk maternity pages after feedback from service users and clinicians.
Working collaboratively with the Royal College of Midwives to develop the role of the digital midwife.
Maternity Record Standard professionally endorsed (through the Professional Records Standards Body).
Strong focus on capturing the benefits the digital project achieve. User researchers work alongside women, midwives and projects to realise the benefits achieved.
Engaged with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s consultation about our digital future in midwifery.
June 2019: saw 86,902 women offered digital care records in accelerator sites.
March 2019: LMS digital maturity workshops held around the country.
July 2019: saw a record number of Midwives attending the Digital Midwives Reference Group, with a membership of over 100 midwives.
July 2019: Wessex untethered personal health record project start to work with the Digital Maternity team at NHS Digital.
Coming up in 2019/2020
September 2019: Information Standards Notice – Release 1: instructions to adopt the Maternity Record Standard.
October 2019: research findings for personal health records to be published.
March 2020: digital information integration of NHS.UK content/app maturity module.
March 2020: 100,000 women offered digital care records.
May 2020: National Record Locator private beta in Maternity Services (with continued user research and user acceptance testing).
Spring: National Record Locator retrieval private Beta in maternity services (with continued user research and user acceptance testing)
Summer: Information Standards Notice Release 2: instructions for maternity interoperability capabilities
Autumn: public beta for Maternity interoperability capabilities and handover to live service.