Making Contact

Telling someone in the NHS about your experiences of local maternity services

You may want someone from the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust – Maternity Services to know how you individually feel about care you have received. Who can help…

You can write to Gill Valentine, Director of Midwifery with feedback or in case of a complaint.

You can contact the Supervisors of Midwives – they will explain what your choices are and how they can help.

You can also contact Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) for advice.

The Maternity Forum doesn’t discuss individual cases in detail with parents or with Maternity Services leaders – we listen to parents and collect feedback to summarise, looking for themes and trends, as well as suggestions for improvements. Contact us if you would like to give feedback about your experiences of the maternity services in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire areas or if you’re interested in joining the Maternity Forum (MSLC) . Complete the form below, which will reach us at

You could also choose to join in a focus group.  These mums gathered to contribute to an audit of our supervisors of midwives.  We have also run focus groups on the midwife-led unit, the induction pathway and the homebirth service.