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Diabetes Specialist Midwife

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Barts Health NHS Trust
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With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Working at Newham University Hospital

Newham University Hospital is one of our district general hospitals based in East London near to where the Olympic Games were held in 2012. The hospital itself retains a real family feel in the heart of the local community. Most of our staff stay for many years because there are so many opportunities to develop themselves professionally.

Life in this part of London is great fun. You meet people from all walks of life and from all over the world. You can easily experience everything life in London has to offer as the transport links are second to none. There are a host of activities taking place in the Olympic Park, and the Olympic legacy means you are never short of a sporting activity to take part in. If shopping’s your thing, you can’t go wrong with Westfield Stratford and O2 and canary Wharf is in easy striking distance.

Working in Maternity service at Newham

The maternity service at Newham boast a highly experienced group of staff, who are friendly and very supportive. We have been shortlisted for the RCM caring for you Campaign award, this award recognise and rewards excellence and innovation in midwifery practice, management ,education and research throughout the UK..

Our Maternity unit won the RCM Euroking award for better births in 2017. We have the highest out of obstetric birth in London at 25%.

We prioritise the development of our staff and have a multidisciplinary Education Faculty know as ANNA which offers in house and external training packages to enhance staff confidence, knowledge and help them to progress in their career.

There are superb opportunities for training and career development.

A comprehensive orientation program

Further education: links with City University, University of Greenwich and London Southbank University

Comprehensive in-service education programme

Pro-active midwifery supervision.

We are committed to equal opportunities.

A state of the art simulation entre to support high fidelity multi-disciplinary obstetric emergency training.

Our Trust has adapted Listening into Action Safe methodology to make the changes that will improve quality of care for our patients. This new way of working is led by front-line teams, supported by managers and corporate functions, so that we can give our patients the best possible care.

In Maternity we have been shortlisted for a RCM Award for our Transforming Maternity Services Together project which aims to increase births in Midwifery Led Settings up to 40%, provide choices for women in relation to place of birth and continuity of carer. Our philosophy is to plan our care with the women and families at the center and to promote empowerment of women in a culture that values normality and enables the midwives to implement continuity of care models. Our aim is to provide continuity of care in a sustainable way, to reduce unnecessary interventions and to ensure women are cared for in the place of their choice.

We are on a journey to provide an outstanding service to our women and their family and looking for dynamic midwives for the following post:

Diabetes Specialist Midwife

We are looking for a midwife passionate about providing midwifery care, co-ordinate and develop services provided to pregnant women with Type I, Type II or Gestational Diabetes. The successful candidate will have to also provide effective leadership to the diabetes/pregnancy team and act as lead midwife on diabetes in maternity services.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the other diabetes team members; contribute to the education and the professional development of staff in the acute and primary care setting. He/she will be actively involved in client/family education, supporting midwives and GP’s to provide on-going antenatal care and planning care for clients. The post holder will be responsible for auditing, monitoring and evaluating the service provided.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Marian Gomoh: or call 02073638427/ 07950417444

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Contact: Marian Gomoh

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