3.12 Service user representation at key meetings and forums

There are likely to be a large number of meetings at which partner organisations would ideally like to have input from the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) service user leadership team (e.g. Chair and Vice-chair). At this stage, you may want to start listing these, but you will need to prioritise, and to consider how much time the service user leadership team will spend in meetings as a proportion of their MVP working time. For example, to begin with the service user leadership team might prioritise attending labour ward forum and Local Maternity System board meetings. Remember that staff members of the MVP can also be a conduit for information to and from other meetings, especially if they have taken soundings from the MVP prior to any meeting.