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Please tell us which topic and focus area your case study relates to:

  1. Experience and development of the specialist workforce and preparation for roles.
  2. Data capture and use in nursing and midwifery practice:  how is data used now and how should it be used in the future. 
  3. Changing the practice of nurses and midwives through use of data and technology and addressing barriers.
  4. Digitally enabling and upskilling the whole nursing and midwifery workforce.
  5. Enhancing person centred practice through use of data, information and technology.
  6. Experience and use of genomics in nursing and midwifery practice.

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  • What is working well?
  • What needs to change?
  • What should we think about for the future?
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  • Mandatory genomics education

    by Melissa Newman, over 1 year ago

    I qualified as a midwife coming up for 6 years ago. Since then I have completed a MSc in Genomic Medicine and am now in the fourth year of my Professional Doctorate, which I study full time alongside working clinically. As a student midwife I had no education about the important role that genomics plays in midwifery. However, even since completing my MSc 3 years ago, the world of genomics has exploded and so much more about personalised medicine is known with each day that passes. I feel there is a real and urgent need for mandatory genomics education to... Continue reading

  • DiSkPass TM : equipping future nurses with fundamental digital capabilities

    by Cristina Vas, over 1 year ago

    Focus area: Digitally enabling and upskilling the whole nursing and midwifery workforce.

    Authors: C Vasilica, M Wynn, D Davis, L Garwood-Cross, N. Withnell

    DiSkPass TM

    At the forefront of the digital transformation, the University of Salford Digital Skills Passport (‘DiSk Pass TM’) responds to key strategies and policy by incorporating digital capabilities within pre-registration nursing training (as recommended by Topol (2019) review). It aims to equip all students (the future healthcare workforce) with digital capabilities (functional skills, technical resilience, digital health knowledge, confidence, and values) to thrive in today’s digital world.

    DiSK Pass has been designed to meet the Nursing... Continue reading

  • Using social media to develop a peer to peer bereavement support platform for organ donor families

    by AngieD, over 1 year ago

    Developing a peer to peer bereavement support online platform for organ donor families supports enhancing person centred practice through use of data, information and technology.

    The intention was to provide families/friends who donate their loved one’s organs at the time of their death, with additional bereavement support and aftercare. The aftercare currently provided by the organ donation organisation is limited. Experience has validated to me the need to enhance the care and support we provide to families/friends following organ donation. The current literature reviewed has demonstrated a need to support families/friends after organ donation. It also highlighted a gap in... Continue reading

  • Digitally enabling and upskilling the whole nursing and midwifery workforce.

    by l.anderton, over 1 year ago

    This case study is considering the following topic from a HEI perspective and the work that is being undertaken to provide pre-registration students across the healthcare workforce, with knowledge and understanding of eHealth in its broadest terms.


    Nursing is a dynamic profession, and its workforce are increasingly being asked to assimilate and manage information from a variety of sources in order to ensure high quality patient care.

    The use of information and communications in both clinical and remote healthcare settings presents challenges, but also offers new opportunities to all involved in healthcare. It also acts as a catalyst for... Continue reading

  • Blended Digital Interventions - group and one to one

    by JoHSPFT , over 1 year ago

    Changing the practice of nurses, midwives and AHP's through use of data and technology and addressing barriers

    What is working well?

    STEPPS-EI (Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving for Emotional Intensity) is originally a paper-based face-to-face group intervention for people who experience difficulties managing intense emotions, or those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) have digitised the STEPPS-EI treatment using a digital intervention platform called Minddistrict which allows services to build their own digital content.

    In 2021, delivery of the digitised version of STEPPS-EI commenced in primary care service in Sussex Partnership NHS... Continue reading

  • Digital health education in midwifery curriculum

    by Charlotte Clayton, over 1 year ago

    Digital health education in midwifery curriculum


    The current programme outline for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree offered at Bournemouth University does not include digital health. I searched the outline for 'digital' and 'digital health', and it is not covered in the current programme or curriculum, as far as I can see.

    To gather a bit more information about the module content, I visited the following Bournemouth University website. I wondered if digital health might be covered in the Leadership and Innovation in Midwifery Care module, but this is unclear. It appears the focus is on team and organisational... Continue reading

  • Professional informatics standards alignment

    by ClaireB, over 1 year ago

    Ensuring that informatics standards align with NMC professional standards is vital in developing nursing and midwifery informaticians and a digitally capable workforce for now and into the future.

    Stimulated by results of annual surveys of its membership, the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) is undertaking a piece of discovery work to identify the actions that the organisation would need to undertake in order to embed its professional informatics standards into existing professional regulatory frameworks. The FCI published a Core Competency Framework (CCF) for Clinical Informaticians in July 2020. The CCF describes the knowledge and skills-based competencies for all Clinical Informaticians... Continue reading

  • Delivering Care in a Hybrid World

    by Judith, over 1 year ago

    Case-study proposed by Molly K. McCarthy MBA, RN-BC, Microsoft and Co-Chair of Panel 2 of the Review which is looking at 'Person Centred' themes. (Uploaded by the PIR PMO)

    Delivering Care in a Hybrid World - ATA (

    Virtual or technology-enabled care, health promotion and disease prevention that advances the Quintuple Aim remains critical as we look in the rear-view mirror at the COVID pandemic and strive to move care forward in a sustainable and affordable manner. The ongoing paradigm shift of “care anywhere” helps meet the growing patient/consumer demands for omni-channel care. I recently discussed this concept with Jane... Continue reading

  • Birth in a time of solitude

    by Judith, over 1 year ago

    Case-study suggested by Dawn Cross, Florence Nightingale Digital Midwife Fellow and uploaded by PMO.

    Birth in a time of solitude - NHS Digital

    Specialist midwife for IT Lorri Allport, looks at how technology has helped support women through pregnancy, birth and post-natal care in rural Lincolnshire during the pandemic.

  • Maternity Information System, Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

    by Judith, over 1 year ago

    Case-study suggested by Dawn Cross, Florence Nightingale Digital Midwife Fellow and uploaded by PMO.

    Case study – Cumbria NHS maternity transformation project | APM

    By digitising the records of expectant mothers, North Cumbria Integrated Care, an NHS Foundation Trust (North Cumbria) brought efficiency – and safety – to its maternity services.