How is a chair nominated?

Annex B – Core principles for terms of reference for a Maternity Voices Partnership (p.57) of the Better Births resource pack states “The chair must have autonomy and be able to work as a critical friend, so election by the members (of the MVP) is best practice. This becomes easier when there is a history of public service in maternity voices partnerships locally, with succession planning”. If there is no chair in post, existing MVP members should remain as fully involved as much as possible, with the CCG or LMS giving necessary support to assist in recruiting a lay chair.