Our Work

Who are we?

We are a team of local parents, birth workers such as antenatal teachers and doulas, midwives, doctors and commissioners listening to and representing women and families to improve and develop local maternity services, from booking to discharge.

You may feel that alone, that your opinions and feelings about your maternity care, whether good or bad, will not make a difference, but by drawing experiences together as a group we can make sure that our voices are heard and taken seriously.

We are responsible for helping to improve the maternity services provided by Royal Berkshire Hospital across in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire – the area on the map called ‘NHS Berkshire West CCG’. If you live outside of this area but received care from Royal Berkshire Hospital, we are your Maternity Voices Partnership and would love to hear from you!

Email us:  chair@readingmaternityvoices.org.uk or use our Making Contact page.

From our local commissioner for Maternity:

The CCGs really value the input of our local MVP into how we can continue to improve the quality of the maternity services we commission.  Without the continued feedback we receive through presentations and discussions with the MVP, we would not have had the information necessary to focus our priorities for delivering the requirements of Better Births. ~ Debbie Simmons