Mums and dads are being invited to help shape maternity care in Walsall by becoming part of an NHS working group – and they will be given a £25 voucher as a thank you for their involvement.
Walsall Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is made up of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care.
It is open to those who have used maternity services within the last two years and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is keen to raise its profile and attract new members.
Carla Jones-Charles, Interim Divisional Director of Midwifery at the trust, said: “The best people to help us make sure our services develop and meet the needs of our local families are those who use them.
“We want to make sure their voices are heard and by being part of our MVP they can really help us make a difference. We want to look at running virtual meetings in July, September and November and are asking that volunteers commit to be able to join all three meetings. In return we’ll give them a £25 Amazon or Love to shop voucher as we really appreciate the valuable role they will play.
“While we are always keen to hear the experiences of women who have given birth we want to ask fathers and partners to consider supporting the MVP too.”
Interested? We are asking volunteers, who have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone, to register their interest for these virtual meetings by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Sunday 5 July. Please put MVP engagement in the subject box and indicate any dates in July, September and November that you know you will be unable to make. We will then randomly select a maximum of ten participants and provide all the information they need to get involved.