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Translation app deployed for maternity care in Nottinghamshire


Mark Say Managing Editor

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CardMedic app on smartphone
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The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) has deployed the CardMedic translation app to help support staff caring for patients where there is a language barrier.

It has been made available for use at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where 12,000 babies are delivered each year.

It uses clinically interpreted scripts for use in healthcare conversations with patients.

Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board is publishing CardMedic on its own app store. Once caregivers have downloaded the app, they will have access to over 1,500 prewritten scripts in multiple languages and formats that cover most clinical conversations.

Evaluation and exploration

LMNS is undertaking a full evaluation of the impact of CardMedic over the next year and exploring how else it could be used.

Siobhan Buxton, maternity commissioning manager at Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board, said: “We will also explore the use of CardMedic for non-clinical conversations, such as meal choices and building a rapport between staff, patients and families, with the aim of improving their overall experience of care.”



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