Midwife web chat commended by DoH
A team of midwives from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
NHS Trust and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Associate Head, Maureen
Brown, recently took part in the first live NHS web chat. For just over one
hour the midwives were taking live questions from members of the public. The
event was hailed a huge success and was commended by the Department of Health
for its innovative approach.
The team used the online discussion to provide answers to over 30
people’s questions about a wide range of maternity related subjects including
training to become a midwife to the options available during birth.
Maureen Brown, Associate Head, from the Faculty of Health and Life
Sciences took part in the live chat and said: ‘The web chat was a huge success
for all involved. It was interesting to discover that the majority of questions
directed to the University were around the difficulty that potential students
have in accessing the course. This year there have been in excess of 900
applications for 28 places.’
The web chats are part of a month long celebration of motherhood and NHS
maternity services in Coventry and Rugby called 'Maternity March'. The next one
takes place on Friday 30 March with world-renowned consultant in recurrent
miscarriage, Professor Siobhan Quenby.