NHS, local councils and partner organisations are working together across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make sure all women, their babies and their families experience safe, kind, compassionate and personalised care, and to make sure they can access support that is centred on their needs and circumstances.
The partners involved with Better Births Lancashire and South Cumbria want to develop innovative new services to make sure you are well supported and informed at every stage of your pregnancy, enabling you to make decisions about your care which are best suited to you and your family.
Part of our engagement with women and families is through the local Maternity Voices Partnerships. A Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care.
The purpose of local MVP’s are to ensure that:
• Every woman on the maternity pathway has a chance to have her voice heard about the service she is receiving through an MVP
• Every MVP is adequately resourced to engage in true co-production of maternity services
• Local MVP chairs and service user members feel networked and supported in their role
• MVPs are involved in work in their local communities but also represented at Local Maternity System (LMS) level
Contact details for Maternity Voices Partnerships across Lancashire and South Cumbria:
Central Lancs MVP
Co-Chairs – Kate Ismail & Francesca Seed
Fylde Coast MVP
Co-Chairs – Loreto Rubianes & Rebecca Rowley
Chair –Mel Elliston
Pennine Lancashire MVP
Co-Chairs – Louise Dunn & Anne Goodwin
Monday 16th July – MVP Baywide – 10-12pm – St Thomas’ Church, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA94QG
Tuesday 17th July – MVP Central Lancs – 10:30 -13:30 – Valley Church, Fourfields, Bamber Bridge, PR56GS
Thursday 19th July – MVP Fylde Coast – 10-12pm – Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY39ES