We are working with the NHS.UK team to update the content, structure, presentation and site navigation of the NHS.UK maternity pages following feedback from pregnant women.
We have made some important changes including:
- new sign-posting links allowing users to get straight to the content they want
- important information highlights on pages to make it clearer for pregnant women when they need to seek help
- links to other useful and NHS approved apps within the NHS Health Apps Library
- new pregnancy week by week content available about the baby's development, changes to the woman’s body and what women should start thinking about at each stage of pregnancy.
We are conducting user research with women, midwives, clinicians and support staff to understand their user needs and opportunities in managing health and care information in pregnancy. This will help us to map current experiences of the pregnancy journey as maternity providers move from paper to digital records, and personal health records become more widely available. The findings will feed into the development of future phases of the digital maternity interoperability and other personal health record projects and support the tracking of programme benefits.