Can you help us improve the MIDIRS website?

on 14 July 2022


MIDIRS is a leading provider in information resources for midwives, students and allied health professionals. Our information resources and services are online-only, therefore we want to ensure these are easily accessible to you on our website.


We want to use the findings of this research to improve the way we offer MIDIRS subscription packages and make it easier for you to find the information resources you are looking for.

What do I have to do take part?

Participants to this research will be required to screen record themselves navigating through the MIDIRS website. Right now we are looking at how the website works for you using a desktop or laptop only.

The exercise should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

What do I get for taking part?

We will be doing a prize draw for a chance to win a £50 gift voucher of your choice.

OK, I’d like to take part

Before we start, please ensure all personal information and tabs are closed before recording.

Open up the MIDIRS homepage. Start screen recording on a Windows device by holding the Windows icon button + Alt and R. You should see a recording icon appear. On an Apple Mac device you can record by holding the Command button + Shift + 5 on your keyboard. Select the option to record full screen, then press record.

Please use the following scenarios and navigate around the website to find the page (it’s OK if you need to keep coming back to this page during the recording, we recommend having this page open in a separate tab).

  1. You are looking to subscribe to MIDIRS. Please go to the subscription form on the website (you do not need to fill in any details)
  2. Go back to the MIDIRS homepage
  3. You want to access the Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) database. Please go to where you can access it (please do not log in)
  4. Go back to the MIDIRS homepage
  5. You want to purchase a bespoke search pack. Go to the page where you can order a bespoke search pack (you do not need to fill in the form)
  6. Go back to the MIDIRS homepage
  7. You want to read the latest news. Go to the latest news page
  8. Go back to the MIDIRS homepage
  9. You want to see the Student Support Hub. Go to this page
  10. Go back to the MIDIRS homepage
  11. Stop recording.

Once you have stopped recording, you should be able to see the recorded video.

Save this video and send via WeTransfer to our Digital Content Editor Naomi Havergal (

Please ensure you use a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you are the winner of a £50 gift voucher of your choice!

All videos must be received by Monday 22nd August 2022. Any videos sent after this date will not be added to the prize draw but may still be included in the research analysis.

Once analysis has been completed all videos will be permanently deleted. E-mail addresses will only be used to contact you if you are the winner of our prize draw.

If at any time you would like to opt out of the research or have any questions please send an e-mail to Naomi Havergal (