Juno’s midwifery service is almost here to provide much needed pregnancy support and guidance for those that need it. And as we build to our awaited release, we want to celebrate those that will make our service so special – our midwives. We have assembled a team of highly experienced midwives to ensure that the information given is up-to-date, friendly and comforting. The very best in midwifery support.
These midwives are our heroes and we want them to become a reliable source of reassurance for every single parent-to-be. We are happy to introduce Hannah Harvey as Juno’s Lead Midwife and a valuable member of Juno’s support service. What’s more, she is a mum-of-three (nearly four!) and has that grounded experience of being a mum first-hand. She perfectly encapsulates the hard working ethic of all Juno’s healthcare professionals and supports our aim to make specialist healthcare accessible for everyone.
“I have worked as a Midwife since 2011 in various roles including hospital and community settings. After 3 years as a caseload midwife, I realised how important it was for the women I was looking after to be able to reach me whenever they needed to.”
“I was on call for them 24/7 and having the knowledge that they could message me with any worries or concerns gave them full support in pregnancy and after birth with their newborns. They felt less anxious and had peace of mind throughout their journey into parenthood.“
“With this in mind, in 2016 I developed a service called Ask the Midwife. Users could use the app to contact a midwife whenever they wanted and it got so much amazing feedback. Juno is now relaunching an updated version of this and I am so excited to be a part of it and watch it grow.”
“There is so much conflicting advice available on the internet. ‘Dr Google’ being the worst to make you worry, unnecessarily sometimes. Being able to contact a midwife using the Juno app means you can get consistent medical advice to help you through one of the most important times in your life.”
“Juno is such a great resource for new parents and parents-to-be. It’s great to help alleviate anxieties and concerns at such an important time in your life. I believe Juno can work in close partnership with our health system and help relieve the strain on it.”
“I am honoured to be a part of it and so excited to be able to bring healthcare services into the 21st century with midwifery advice at the touch of a button.”
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Sound the klaxon and stop the press! Midwifery advice is coming to Juno!
Recently we’ve been thinking hard about how to better help parents-to-be across the UK. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right pregnancy advice, at the right time. But we want to change that. We are partnering up with Ask The Midwife to provide fast guidance for new mums throughout their pregnancy journey.
Ask The Midwife’s Hannah Harvey (BSc) is joining Juno to ensure that the advice given is trustworthy, friendly and reassuring. With all her experience, she brings a team of expert midwives to be at hand when parents need them most.
What is Ask The Midwife?
In 2016, Hannah Harvey created Ask The Midwife as an online platform to give women access to midwifery advice whenever they needed it. Whether it was guidance during early pregnancy, or after birth with their newborn baby, Ask The Midwife aimed to bridge the gap with online interaction between midwives and women. Whilst having over 10 years experiences practising midwifery, Hannah is also a mum-of-three (and nearly four!). We couldn’t think of anyone better to help lead Juno, pass on her expertise and help parents with their questions or concerns.
At Juno, we are determined to continue Hannah’s endeavour to give reassurance, support and accurate and up-to-date information for every parent-to-be. We think that midwifery advice should be readily available at all times and if pregnant women are in any doubt, they can just ask Juno. Together, we hope to become a refuge of reliable guidance for parents throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Why midwifery matters.
During pregnancy, a midwife can’t be there all the time to answer your questions. There are always moments of doubt and worry over what is happening to your body and baby. We want midwifery advice to be easily accessible, delivered fast and unique for every user. Here are some key figures about midwifery and its use within the UK:
- 43% of women did not see the same midwife every time or almost every time during pregnancy.
- 8% did not have the name and phone number of their midwife.
- 75% of women had not met any of the staff who cared for them during their labour and birth before.
- 23% reported that when they contacted their midwife they were not given the help they needed.
These statistics clearly show that adopting a midwifery service is a step in the right direction for healthcare. With the help of Ask The Midwife, we hope to meet the demands of midwifery advice and help as many pregnant parents as possible.
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Juno is bursting with excitement and pride to reveal Dr. Shruti as our Clinical Lead. She joins the rest of Juno’s expert team of paediatricians to deliver reliable and exceptional advice to parents. We are delighted to have a professional with the calibre of Dr. Shruti to help guide and shape Juno going forward. With a wealth of experience at her disposal, she also brings together our network of highly qualified paediatricians for a better, coordinated care.
Dr. Shruti is described as ‘the full package, with great communication and clinical skills. She has an enthusiasm for working to improve and change practice, as well as being a kind and approachable colleague.’
“My constant drive and motivation are some of my strongest attributes fuelling achievements in my career thus far.”
“Uniquely, I am dual qualified in General Practice and General Paediatrics. My plethora of experience places me in a privileged position to better understand the complexities and challenges faced by both primary and secondary care in our incredible, yet overburdened, healthcare system.“
“This makes me perfectly placed to join Juno! My vision is to integrate the different interfaces of healthcare with technology in this evolving digital era. I aim to lead the transformation and delivery of specialist healthcare advice as we know it.”
“To better manage the challenges faced by health organisations in the current climate of the NHS, I have undertaken formal training in leadership and management, a particular area of interest. This has enabled me to adopt a positive, reflective and resilient approach to my leadership and handle any challenge with a sense of calm.“
“I will apply these skills in my role as Clinical Lead of Juno, to facilitate collaborative partnerships between clinicians, but most importantly to deliver easily accessible and exceptional standards of patient-centred care. Championing patient safety is paramount every step of the journey.”
“This app enables parents to access expertise at their fingertips, empowering them to manage common conditions with confidence. This enables a reduction in unnecessary visits to the GP and A&E, with better experiences and outcomes for children and their families. I genuinely believe Juno is going to revolutionise accessibility to specialist healthcare advice as we know it.”
“I am extremely excited to join such an incredibly passionate and committed team, whose ethos, values and behaviours align with my own high standards and expectations. My belief is that every interaction is not only an opportunity to teach, but also to learn. With the help of the powerhouse behind Juno, I hope to learn a lot.”
It’s hard to not be swallowed up by the constant barrage of headlines around the COVID-19 pandemic. Headlines like: ‘Are more children being admitted to hospital with COVID-19?’ are not just anxiety inducing, but a prime concern for parents across the country. Even the BBC recently published a story exploring whether COVID patients might be getting younger.
But fear not, Juno is here to help. With the assistance of our Clinical Lead – Dr. Shruti – and our team of expert paediatricians, Juno is available to give parents all the facts around COVID-19 and the expertise they need for real reassurance.
Juno’s Clinical Lead, Dr. Shruti, explains:
“Despite the fact children are testing positive for COVID-19, they are usually well, or display symptoms in keeping with a mild viral illness. We are certainly not seeing more children being admitted with this virus at present.”
“As this pandemic has evolved we have seen an unusual syndrome which appears to be linked to this virus: Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS). Reassuringly, this is very rare and can be treated.”
“The key messages are therefore:
+Do not panic. On the whole, children with COVID-19 do not become seriously unwell.
+Trust your parental instincts. If you are worried about your child, contact our highly-skilled team of specialists at Juno who will ensure your child’s health is our top priority.
+If you are concerned because your child looks very unwell, seek urgent medical attention.”
Professor Rusell Viner, President of The RCPCH (the Royal College of Child Health & Paediatrics) stated:
“Children’s wards are usually busy in winter. As of now we are not seeing significant pressure from COVID-19 in paediatrics across the UK. As cases in the community rise there will be a small increase in the number of children we see with COVID-19, but the overwhelming majority of children and young people have no symptoms or very mild illness only. The new variant appears to affect all ages and, as yet, we are not seeing any greater severity amongst children and young people.”
If you are ever concerned with the health or wellbeing of your child, Juno offers fast and reliable advice from an entire network of highly qualified paediatricians. With Juno, you are able to get a timely opinion from a paediatrician from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have a question or a concern, getting started and receiving advice couldn’t be easier.
If you are unsure on what action to take, you can refer to the RCPCH traffic light system for guidance. If your child’s health concern closely aligns with Green or Amber, Juno is ready to give reliable expertise. However, whilst Juno’s advice service is fast and convenient, parents should not hesitate to contact 999 if their child’s health is an emergency.
Have any questions about how Juno works? Visit our FAQ page.
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Sure, I was sceptical at first. ‘Instant access to a network of highly qualified child healthcare specialists from your phone’. Could that really be true? However, after trying Juno for myself I can now say I am no longer a sceptic, but a believer. That is why I created my own guide on how to use Juno.
Getting started couldn’t be easier. Juno is simple to use, reassures you every step of the way and directs you straight to great child health advice. Here is my step-by-step guide to help you get started on your own Juno journey.
Step 1 – Discovery & Download
I’m a part of a baby group on WhatsApp. We all became new mums around the same time so it’s a safe space for advice and tips on parenthood. One of the mums said her daughter was ill over the weekend and suggested an app called Juno helped her almost instantly. The whole idea sounded inspiring! I went on the App Store and downloaded Juno right away, not thinking I would have to use it any time soon.
“This app is just Brilliant!!! I honestly can’t recommend it enough. I contacted the paediatrician who came back to me within 5 mins and was very thorough and saved me a trip to A&E.” – Review by Wakelin88.
Step 2 – Signing Up
Sooner came much quicker than I thought, my son was poorly over the weekend and I couldn’t get a GP appointment until Monday. I suddenly remembered my friend using Juno, so I thought I would give it a try. Initially, I was a bit worried about giving my phone number and email to a company I didn’t know, I wasn’t in the market for spam. But I was reassured on every single screen about the legitimacy of the service and in just a minute I was signed up. Easy as that.
“My son had a cough and I contacted a doctor through this app. It was reassuring particularly now that getting an appointment with my GP is difficult.” – Review by SonsolesML.
Step 3 – Create your account
Before contacting a specialist, I had to create an account for my son. I was anticipating long and arduous documents to filter through, but the process couldn’t be easier. I filled in our current GP information, my son’s medical history and allergies and that was it. It wasn’t too long or short, but just the right information that made me feel secure. I was happy knowing the doctors had this information readily available when I talked to them.
“It’s a great alternative to visiting a GP or paediatrician. Juno is an easy way to speak to a specialist in a few minutes and online, which is particularly convenient and reassuring during Covid.” – Review by Paul Lehair
Step 4 – Asking a Specialist
After creating my son’s account, I was immediately offered to contact a specialist. I described my son’s symptoms, sent the message and waited for a response. I had no idea how long I would be waiting for, but I was cautiously optimistic. Only 5 minutes later, I was messaging a specialist paediatrician! Once the conversation had started, I tapped on their name to read their work history, bio and credentials. It was hugely comforting to know that I was speaking to a real person and not just a computer.
Step 5 – Reassured in moments
After a short discussion on the app, the doctor gave me some great advice and eased my concerns. What else can I say? Every part of Juno was incredibly easy, fast and reassuring. Given all the current restrictions with COVID, going into hospital isn’t very alluring or even feasible. Juno gave me a quick and reliable second opinion and saved me a trip to A&E. I hope this guide has been useful to help you get started and learn more about the brilliance of Juno!
“Highly recommend this app! When my son fell ill over the weekend and I was extremely concerned, I managed to speak with a paediatrician through Juno who responded within minutes with really helpful advice! Would definitely be using this again in the future!” – Review by EC-Oscar6.
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