National Maternity Voices is the national group of Maternity Voices Partnership service user chairs in England. We provide networking, advice and mentoring for chairs and service user members.
Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) are an innovative development based on an updating of Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs). NHS England commissioning guidance on ‘MVPs’ was published on 28th March 2017 – see Chapter 4 and Appendix B for MVPs.
“Working together is really energising, and whilst of course it takes organising and time, it does deliver great results!”
Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead, Maternity, Infants, Children & Young People, NHS England – see her introduction to the ‘MVP toolkit’ here
We run a forum on Facebook for MVP/MSLC chairs (along with MSLC chairs from Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales). Service user reps are welcome in the forum. We share news & ideas for co-design and service improvement, supporting each other with everything from
- ‘how do you do walk the patch or a Mother’s Voices event?’ to
- ‘what is the guideline where you are on pre-labour rupture of membranes?’ to
- ‘how can we compare our local maternity dashboard to national data?’
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the online forum.
Healthcare professional & commissioner members as well as service user members do please follow us on Twitter @NatMatVoicesorg #MatVoices and we will post news for all MVP members here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/NationalMaternityVoices/