National Maternity Voices

Our First Year 💥💥💥💥💥

National Maternity Voices was set up at the beginning of 2017 to coordinate, support and network the phenomenal work of multidisciplinary Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs) throughout the country 💥💥💥💥💥💥

One of our first meetings was with the Maternity Transformation Programme to coproduce the Better Births implementation resource pack

The resource pack called for mslcs to be rebranded as Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) in England

We felt it was really important to have a website where all the tools and resources for MVPs could. be found in one place. So we created one, with an endorsement from NHSEngland

@MancHomebirth also worked hard on plotting MVPs on our interactive map. Now anyone can find their local MVP on our website

@MancHomebirth has also done an amazing job creating a brand for us - a national logo which can be adapted for any local MVP

Yes there is! 💥🌟🌟

We set up a public Facebook group for anyone interested in MVPs

The organising team of National Maternity Voices comprises about a dozen busy but dedicated volunteers, all service user reps and all with a great deal of experience in MSLCs/Maternity Voices Partnerships. 💡💡💡💡💡

We hold 'committee' meetings every few weeks via Skype as we are all over the country. We try and stick to time but there's always so much to discuss!! 🕑🕑🕑🕑🕑

We also have a number of fantastic stakeholder supporters 💥💥💥

This year we have been invited to speak or attend numerous events - too many to mention. Here is a snapshot of some of them...

We were thrilled to be invited to NHSExpo with the #MatExp gang, showcasing the potential of MVPs on the main stage!

Meeting @katebrian from @RCObsGyn Women's Voices network

We sit on as many boards and meetings as possible, including LMS boards, the Better Births Stakeholder Council and the London Maternity Transformation Board, to spread the MVP word 💥💥💥💥💥

We mentor, support and network MVPs across the country via #SoMe #MatVoices and help to publicise their work. 💥💥💥💥

So here's to phenomenal 1st year working tirelessly behind the scenes and in public. Looking forward to 2018 - helping to ensure true multidisciplinary coproduction in maternity services throughout the country Follow us @NatMatVoicesorg #MatVoices 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟