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Are you a UK based midwife, with recent experience working in a community setting? If so, we would like to understand your experiences of using diagnostic technology (from urine dipsticks to bilirubinometers) and hear your ideas for the future.

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is seeking midwives with recent experience working in the community, who are willing to share their thoughts on diagnostic technology (such as urine dipsticks, bilirubinometers, and carbon monoxide monitors).

 We’re interested in: 

  • Midwives experiences and opinions of existing technologies and how they could be developed to improve patient care.
  • What midwives feel is missing and would be helpful, so that tests can be designed that are fit for purpose in the community.

If you are interested and are able to spare 30 minutes of your time, please read the <Participant Information Sheet> (hyperlink to PDF) and contact Holly Edmundson at  

Participants will be given a £20 Love2Shop voucher and a certificate for their NMC revalidation portfolio. 

About the study:

Study title: Diagnostic technology in Community-based Midwifery Care: Midwives’ knowledge, experiences and perceptions

Ethics approval reference: R66855/RE001

Download the public information sheet for more details by clicking here.

The research team:

Holly Edmundson is a practicing midwife. She is supported by academics from The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Oxford Brookes University. This is an exciting collaboration of expertise, with The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences having extensively investigated the use of diagnostic technology, and Oxford Brookes having a highly regarded midwifery research programme, as part of the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR).