4.11 Equity

Equity and equality: Guidance for local maternity systems states that:

“A good equity and equality action plan will include: roles and responsibilities: including of the MVP(s)”

and requests Local Maternity Systems to:

“coproduce interventions to improve equity for mothers, babies and race equality for staff.”

It also addresses the MVP membership specifically, asking LMSs to: “ensure the MVPs in your LMS reflect the ethnic diversity of the local population”. The indicator given for this is: “% of parent members of the MVP who are from ethnic minority groups.” Reporting on this therefore requires data collection by MVPs.