How can I find out about the local population served by our MVP?

First, can you define a footprint for the MVP, or a core area and an area that overlaps with other MVPs/maternity services?

If you know that there are some local authority areas (council footprints) that you definitely serve, start with them.

Look online for the ‘[name of local authority] JSNA’ and search through for maternity, child health, breastfeeding, mental health, smoking etc.

JSNA stands for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

You will find out a lot about the make up of your local population, including ethnicity groups, the proportion of parents born outside the UK, the number of young parents, etc.

See the All Maternity Voices document on our gathering feedback page.