Welcome to Reading Maternity Voices

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Welcome!

8th April 2020

Reading Maternity Voices Partnership (Reading MVP) is part of a network of National Maternity Voices Partnerships; independent NHS groups that look for themes in families’ experiences of maternity and neonatal care and then work with multidisciplinary teams of volunteers and NHS staff to ensure those services meet the needs of their users.  Please use the menu at the top of the page (the red dot on a mobile device) to explore our site and find out more about our group.

We are continuing our work remotely and virtually during the Covid-19 outbreak and are keen to gather feedback specifically about your experiences of Maternity Care at this time so that we can identify themes and work with the service during the outbreak.  If you received your care before the outbreak we still want to hear from you, your experiences will be fed back to the service to shape the care women and families receive in the future. 

Ordinarily, our Maternity Voices Group meets formally with our Clinical Members four times a year, and separately as User Representatives in advance of those meetings.

We also work hard to collect regular feedback face-to-face at baby and toddler meetings, as well as via the above survey. During the Covid-19 outbreak we will be finding ways to collect the face-to-face feedback using technology to avoid personal contact.  

There are always a number of projects working collaboratively with our Clinical Members to maintain and  improve our service which allow our Service User Representatives to get involved in their area of interest.

New members are always welcome. We do 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 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!

Our website is currently under a review and update.

Please contact chair@readingmaternityvoices.org.uk for further information about our group and to get involved, we would love to hear from you!