Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust will be introducing paperless maternity notes towards the end of this year.

We will be using BadgerNet Maternity and Badger Notes, electronic systems aimed at giving mothers more control of their pregnancy records and care notes.

What is BadgerNet Maternity?
BadgerNet Maternity is an electronic maternity healthcare record system, created and managed by CleverMed Ltd. It allows real-time recording of all events wherever they occur: in the hospital, the community, or at home. This includes both high risk (consultant led) and low risk (midwife led) pregnancy pathways. Based on a woman-centred care model, the BadgerNet Maternity system comes with a portal for women to view and access their own maternity records online.

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Badger Notes is the online portal and app that allows you to access your maternity records over the internet through your PC, tablet device or mobile phone. The information that you view is generated in real-time from your hospital-based maternity system record, using details entered by your midwife or other health professionals involved in your care.

What are the benefits?
Badger Notes will be replacing our handheld notes. There are a number of benefits to using Badger Notes over paper notes, and these include:

  • Information can be shared with you directly from the maternity system
  • Records can be easily updated at each maternity visit or appointment
  • Midwives do not have to double enter data onto paper handheld notes
  • Only those with the correct login details are able to access the notes.

You can add information regarding:

  • Yourself, such as your occupation and any allergies. This can be discussed with your midwife at your booking appointment
  • Your plans and preferences for birth
  • Feedback regarding your antenatal care, labour and birth experiences.

How secure is it?

  • All information is held securely and cannot be accessed without the correct login details (similar to internet banking).
  • Badger Notes is powered by BadgerNet, the same secure platform used by healthcare professionals involved in your maternity care.

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