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Badger Notes app

Badger Notes

What is Badger Notes?

Badger Notes is an online portal and app where you can access your maternity records on a tablet phone or PC at any time of the day or night. You can also share them with your GP. It is similar to the NHS app.

The information you can see on the app is in real-time straight from the hospital-based maternity system, using details entered by your midwife or other health professionals who are involved in your care.

The new digital record system has a whole host of features, enabling service users to view extracts of information from their pregnancy record in real time and log key pregnancy events. 

When using the app, you will be able to capture your choices of what you want to happen at each stage of your pregnancy, learn about your baby’s development and access information recommended by your midwife. You will also be able to submit thoughts or questions about antenatal and postnatal care, to review with your team at your next appointment.

The new digital system aims to improve the experience of expectant parents by increasing choice, personalisation and empowering you to take greater ownership of your maternity care.

It also makes it easier for healthcare professionals to share information and your maternity records because it is all in one place – for example if you are away from home and need to go to another hospital.

 

What are the benefits of using the app?

  • Information can be shared with you directly from the maternity system
  • Records can be easily updated at each maternity visit or appointment
  • Midwives do not have to double enter data onto paper handheld notes
  • Only those with the correct login details are able to access the notes.

You can add information such as:

  • Details about you, such as your occupation and any allergies
  • Your plans and preferences for your care before, during and after your birth
  • Feedback regarding your antenatal care, labour and birth experiences.

 

How can I access Badger Notes?

We are launching Badger Notes from 15 November 2022 and if you are pregnant and have been booked to have your first midwife appointment (booking), on or after this a date, you can download the Badger Notes app before your appointment. Details of how to do this can be found below. At the appointment a passphrase will be given to you by your midwife to enable you to create an account. You will then be sent a verification text to your mobile.

People who are already in our services – before the app is launched- will be offered Badger Notes from 15 November but their paper records will not be withdrawn.

Do I have to use Badger Notes?

No. It is your choice and there are plans in place for people who cannot access the app or technology.

Is the system secure?

Yes. All information is held securely and cannot be accessed without the correct log in details – similar to internet banking.

A video tutorial on how to download the Badger Notes app, create an account and use the key features can be found here.

Additional information

At NUH the system the hospital will be using to update your records is called BadgerNet. As this is a new system please be patient if there are any delays with BadgerNet/ Badger Notes while we get used to it.

How to download Badger Notes

Using a mobile phone

iPhone

  • To access the service on your iPhone, please search for "Badger Notes" on iTunes and download
  • Once downloaded, tap on the icon in your home screen to open.

Android

  • To access the service on your Android, please search for "Badger Notes" on Google Play store and download
  • Once downloaded, tap on the icon in your home screen to open.

Using a PC or tablet

  • Your midwife or healthcare professional will provide you with a security phrase and record your contact details, including your mobile phone number and email address
  • You can login to the Badger Notes website by navigating by clicking this link:  badgernotes.net
  • After entering your email address and security phrase, the system will ask for a confirmation code. This will be texted to you
  • If using a tablet device, after entering your confirmation code you will need to set a PIN code
  • You are ready to view your records.

Here is a guide of how to download and use the app: Guide on using Badger Notes