What is the Maternity Voices Partnership?
The Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is an independent body that has been set up to listen to and speak for people who use or have used maternity services at our hospitals, and we’d like to hear what you think about your maternity care – before, during and after your baby’s birth.
You can help shape local maternity services for the future. Maternity Voices Partnerships are independent committees which influence and share in local decision making. All people in the local area should be able to take part in an MVP by giving feedback or becoming service user members of an MVP. Partners and families may also wish to give feedback or join a partnership.
Who attends the Maternity Voices Partnership?
- maternity service users and families
- charities and advocacy groups
- statutory partners, including Healthwatch
- clinical and managerial representation (midwives, obstetricians, neonatologists, members of the management and financial management team)
Why should I get involved?
If you have anything you want to feed back to the MVP group – any good practice, or anything you feel should be changed, you can come along and share your views. This is an independent body, chaired by Jo Cresdee in Ipswich and Jo Roosenbeek in Colchester and Tendring.
When and where does the MVP meet?
Maternity Voices Partnership meetings take place in a variety of locations, either during the day or in the evening, to be as accessible as possible to the widest number of service users. Babies are always welcome to attend meetings. You can find the latest dates of meetings by contacting the meeting chair:
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Email the Ipswich chair or telephone 07944 070 362