England: mother and baby app used by local maternity systems

06 December 2019

The Mum & Baby app designed in London that provides women with information throughout pregnancy and new motherhood is being picked up by services across England.

Now in its fourth version, the app, created by medics in the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups and used by mothers, midwives and health visitors, has been adopted by other local maternity systems, including the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West integrated care system.

Dr Sunita Sharma, consultant obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘More women across the country can now benefit from the clinician-validated information in the app, which also encourages them to make personal care plans and provides them with locally relevant health and wellbeing information.’

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