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Our maternity services team has launched a new electronic medical record – known as BadgerNet – this will replace the traditional folder of handheld notes used by pregnant women and means everything will be stored securely, reducing the risk of lost or damaged notes.

‘It’s a really positive development’, said Clinical Midwifery Manager Louise Emmett. ‘BadgerNet can be accessed at any time via computer or mobile app, by both the woman and midwife, so everything is now available at the touch of a button.’

The new e-system is now being used by the community midwifery team, caring for women during and after birth. It will next be rolled out on Labour Ward. It is also part of a wider project to join up maternity services across West Surrey – known as Surrey Heartlands Better Births. Longer term, the plan is to integrate BadgerNet with electronic systems at Royal Surrey County Hospital and Epsom Hospital; sharing records to provide more accurate recording of information which is easily accessible to enable consistent care for local women.