5.6 Next steps for the service user leadership team (e.g. Chair and Vice-chair)

The opportunities for members of the service user leadership team to develop their experience and skills are growing and diversifying. Some may choose to take up regional or national Service User Voice roles with NHS England and Improvement or other public sector bodies. All independent lay Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Chairs are eligible to become members of the National Maternity Voices (NMV) Community Interest Company to have a formal vote in NMV affairs. They can also choose to stand for election to NMV’s Council – a group of current and former MVP chairs set up to ensure that NMV’s work is informed by the needs of MVPs. Others may join the NMV workforce.