The experiences and benefits of doula involvement with MVPs

In a session with Doula UK, recorded for the Let’s Talk Birth Conference in August 2020, Saima Kara explores aspects of the involvement of doulas with Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) with some MVP lay members, and some of the adjustments MVPs have made during Covid-19. Continue reading “The experiences and benefits of doula involvement with MVPs”

Co-creation Summit

Coventry 10th May 2019

If you know anything about Maternity Voices Partnerships, you will know that co-production (also known as co-creation) is their bread and butter – that is: involving people that use maternity services in the design, development and evaluation of those services. Then it will be no surprise that lots of MVP chairs were in attendance at the Co-creating welfare Summit that took place in Coventry last month. Here is a round up of the event from some of the National Maternity Voices committee who were lucky enough to be in the room! Continue reading “Co-creation Summit”

#LdnMatVoices18: London’s second Maternity Voices Partnership Development Day

Laura James and Florence Wilcock

On October 2, around 100 delegates from the 21 Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVP) across the five Local Maternity Systems in London came together at the second annual London MVP development day to share learning and triumphs, reflect on where they are and where they want to be. Continue reading “#LdnMatVoices18: London’s second Maternity Voices Partnership Development Day”

Free accredited training – Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment

Places are available on the Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE) online training course, which is accredited by Certa. The course is divided into three sections: about the stakeholders, about tools and methods for influencing health and social care, and about how you can present your community issues to have maximum impact for positive change. Continue reading “Free accredited training – Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment”