Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership
A Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MVP) is a team of people who provide feedback about their local maternity system. The panel includes maternity professionals (like midwives and doctors) and people with direct personal experience of the service, including women who have been pregnant and given birth and their family members.
The MVP members meet at least four times a year and share stories and opinions on different topics and their experiences of maternity services in a safe and accepting space.
We work together with the local NHS to identify themes for discussion and areas of concern. The MVP will then collect feedback on these themes and ensure improvements are made.
We have participated in “Fifteen Steps” activities in local hospitals, taking groups of service users around maternity departments to give their first impressions and suggest improvements. This has led to several hospital changes, including better signage and some decorative and environmental improvements on the ward.
Our overall aim is for maternity voices to be heard.
Maternity Voices Partnerships are independent groups of volunteers who come together to share their stories, opinions and experiences of NHS maternity services. Feedback from MVPs is shared with the NHS and used to improve services and systems for everyone.
Meeting dates for Walsall Maternity voice partnership (MVP)
1st Thursday of every month 1pm-2.30pm. please note meetings are bi monthly.
Currently our service users prefer virtual meetings this will be revaluated each meeting .
Teams invites will be sent
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