Welcome to Reading Maternity Voices

Welcome!

Reading Maternity Voices Partnership is an independent NHS working group comprised of service users and health professionals, plus other stakeholders, working together to improve local maternity services.

Led by a service user chair, the Partnership meets regularly with professional members and commissioners to share feedback gathered and ensure positive changes are made based on it.

We are part of a network of National Maternity Voices Partnerships.

WE ARE RECRUITING!

We are looking for someone to lead our Health Inequalities project to address the inequalities faced by Black, Asian, & minority ethnic women and women from deprived areas.

Please click here to find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply.

If you are Black, Asian or from an ethnic minority community, please fill in our survey looking at how well your culture was respected during pregnancy and birth here.

We work on a quarterly cycle, meaning we have four cycles of the following each year:

  • A month when we gather feedback
  • A month when our parent reps gather to discuss themes from our feedback, look at complaints and research and decide on the agenda for our main meeting
  • A month when we hold our main meeting with all members present: parent reps, staff and other stakeholders such as Health Visiting.

We usually gather feedback by attending local baby and toddler meetings, as well as our surveys and also via online sessions.

We welcome new parent reps to join us. We understand that it can be hard to volunteer your time with a young family and we do what we can to make it work for our volunteers – babies are welcome at our meetings, we pay out-of-pocket expenses, and sometimes are able to contribute towards childcare so that our members can come to meetings or volunteer for us without their children present if they find that easier. We can’t do it without you!

Please contact royalberkshiremvp@gmail.com for moreinformation about our group and to get involved, we would love to hear from you!