Flexible vacancies always available, contact us to get involved! This is for people who have used the maternity services within the last two years and wish to help us collect feedback and come along to meetings/complete surveys.
Flexible vacancies always available, contact us to get involved! This is for people who wish to have regular involvement at MVP meetings – it may be for those who run antenatal or postnatal groups, or who are involved in voluntary organisations and charities where their users may have experienced local maternity care and services. It can be a very rewarding opportunity as you will be a voice for these women and their families.
Understand the remit of the committee and their role - familiarise yourself with the committee’s terms of reference, along with the Nolan Principles and the Maternity Transformation Plan (MTP)
Keep up to date with all national and local maternity issues – service user reps are often better informed than some of the health professionals. Access to the internet and email helps considerably.
Meeting attendance - come prepared by reading the agenda and if you have time, doing your own research on what’s happening locally and nationally.
Inspire others! Contribute to the agendas and work plans, possibly leading or working with others in an area of interest
Understand you are a valuable and equal member of the team -be confident and be assertive! But also respect others and their opinions and experiences.