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With paperwork « A Midwife’s Muse

25 June, 2011 (15:31) | Casenotes, EPR, hand held records, Maternents, maternity care, Midwifery, Paper Records, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

With paperwork « A Midwife’s Muse. The author of the above blog post voices the concerns of so many midwives that they are spending far too much time on “below the line” paperwork and data entry to the detriment of the personal care they are trying to provide for pregnant women. I dread busy clinics, something […]

NMSDS compared with EEPD “Logical Priority”

15 February, 2011 (00:36) | Datasets, Initiatives, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, National Programmes, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is a side by side comparison between the latest “National Maternity Services Dataset” January 2011 and Rupert Fawdry’s “Logical Priority” set of flow-patterned, logically and chronologically arranged set of Questions and all Allowable Answers (the minimum dataset for any functioning maternity and neonatal computer systems). The comparison is made available here for discussion and […]

Cathy Warwick in The Observer

2 January, 2011 (12:02) | Government policy, Maternents, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

‘Midwives can’t go on working in a system where safety is too often compromised’ | Comment is free | The Observer. Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, discusses the pressures on midwifery and maternity services. I have taken the opportunity to post an online comment drawing attention to the effect of […]

The naked truth — Bewley et al. 341 — bmj.com

13 October, 2010 (22:03) | EPR, Initiatives, workload | By: Helga Perry

The naked truth — Bewley et al. 341 — bmj.com. (at least we can spell Grant’s name correctly on this reprinting of our letter) The naked truth Susan Bewley, consultant obstetrician1, Rupert Fawdry, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist 2, Grant Cumming, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist 3, Helga Perry, electronic systems and resources librarian4 +Author Affiliations 1St Thomas’ Hospital, […]

Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT

3 October, 2010 (17:21) | Information needs, Maternents, Patient-Centered Care, postnatal care, workload | By: Helga Perry

Improve postnatal care – the Cinderella service – NCT. The latest report on postnatal care from the National Childbirth Trust (click the above link) highlights, among other things, shortcomings in information provision to new mothers about their own health as well as their baby’s health.  Women undergoing interventions such as caesarean section were particularly likely […]

Realistic Input-output Opportunities

23 August, 2010 (04:07) | R.I.O.s, workload | By: rupertfawdry

See EEPD Vol. 6 Maternity & Neonatal “R.I.O.s” also Creating a R.I.O and Basic Sites for RIOs in Maternity Care Realistic Input-output Opportunities (R.I.O.s) – the bottom line The definition of a R.I.O. is a time when, in the process of medical (e.g. maternity and neonatal) care, it is likely to be practical for a […]