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Digital toolset

We want to improve personalisation and choice for women by offering access to unbiased, evidence based and locally specific information. This includes information about people’s circumstances, choices available and their own personal care plans. Access to this information will support personalised pregnancy care, built around individual circumstances and personal choices and care plans.

Digital Maternity update: NHSX has taken over responsibility for the delivery of the Digital Maternity programme

We have been working with our commissioners, NHSX, to review the digital maternity workstreams. From the 1 July, the digital maternity work has been transferred to NHSX and we will no longer be updating these webpages.

If you have any questions about future digital maternity work please email [email protected]

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.


The digital toolset programme aims to: 

  • maximise the quality time spent between women and healthcare professionals by ensuring women have access to high quality, clinically endorsed information that supports the midwife's advice and guidance between women and maternity services 
  • expands women's knowledge so that they are able to make choices about the care that suits them 
  • provide more personalised care and improve safety for women and babies
  • improve women's experience during her pregnancy journey  

Further information

internal Interoperable maternity records

The Digital Maternity Interoperability project aim is to share digital maternity records between healthcare professionals and women, irrespective of their location or clinical system.

Last edited: 17 February 2020 11:09 am