4.8 Input to strategic decision-making

“​​Service user participation and coproduction, via MVPs, should be at the centre of all planning.”

Transforming perinatal safety: A resource pack to support improvement in maternity and neonatal services in England. 

An established Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) will be involved at a strategic level in planning and decision-making.

The National Maternity Self-assessment Tool requires evidence of: “Maternity strategy, vision and values that have been co-produced and developed by and in collaboration with MVP, service users and all staff groups.”

Insight from MVP feedback gathering and review of services may be presented at provider and LMS boards to inform strategic decision-making.