National Maternity Voices (NMV) offers consultancy services to NHS and related organisations who are aiming to:
- Co-produce with service users e.g. health policy, guidance, training, involvement structures, communications or services..
- Create the conditions for a Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) to ensure ‘family voices are strongly and effectively represented’ as required by the Ockenden report, and that the MVP is able to improve the quality of care.
NMV can also offer recruitment, provision and support of service user representatives as ‘experts by experience’ on boards, panels etc or advise on how to conduct this. We can provide speakers on service user experience, engagement through MVPs and co-production. See our accounts of the Service User Events for examples of MVP speakers.
National Maternity Voices people are skilled in co-production with service users and NHS staff working as equal partners. Our people, who are current and former MVP chairs, are knowledgeable about national policy while rooted in the lived reality of maternity and neonatal services. Consultancy projects will be managed by an experienced MVP Chair and can involve recruiting and/or remunerating other service user representatives or current service users as required. For localised work we offer a project lead from a different NHS Region to provide a fresh perspective. We are used to working virtually; face to face meetings will be an option subject to pandemic restrictions and travel practicalities.
All services are offered at reasonable rates through the NMV community interest company. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org