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Specialist Midwife role to support pelvic health

2024-03-29T13:28:22+00:00Friday 29 March 2024|
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Care for Black Country mums with pelvic health issues that have developed during pregnancy or following the birth of their babies will be further boosted through a Specialist Midwife role that has been created.

The post is within the Perinatal Pelvic Health Service (PPHS) and is being hosted by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

The Specialist Midwife will focus on increasing Midwives and Obstetricians’ knowledge and competence in identifying women with obstetric pelvic floor injury, creating bespoke pelvic patient care plans and physiotherapist referrals. The role is an important element of the work that is underway to transform Maternity and Physiotherapy care and implement pelvic health innovation across the Black Country Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS).

Pelvic health looks at the management of the bladder, bowel and reproductive organs and plays an important role in physical, mental, social, and sexual wellbeing. During pregnancy, and after birth, problems can occur with pelvic health and these may include Urinary Tract Infections, bowel incontinence, prolapses, third- or fourth-degree tears and back and pelvic pain.

Talisha Duncan, Project Manager for the PPHS, said: “We have already advertised for an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist to be the Clinical Lead for the service and this Specialist Midwife role is another key element in our system-wide approach across the Black Country LMNS to support this area of healthcare.

“Pelvic health issues can be life-changing and impact women’s quality of life which can, in turn, affect wider families and relationships. We want to enhance our service through innovation and concentrate on education and training to help our staff better support those affected. We’re proud of the work we’re doing across the Black Country and assure potential candidates they will be joining warm, welcoming teams who make a daily difference.”

Full details can be found here https://bit.ly/3TTOW9I  and the closing date is Wednesday 3 April at midnight.