Research and statistics suggest that maternal health outcomes are lower in women of colour compared to white women.
Are you a midwife, obstetrician or maternity support worker? Do you feel passionate about maternity services?
Are you from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background?
Are you passionate to make the voices in your community heard?
We are looking for health professionals who would like to participate in our meetings and helps us improve maternity services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Maternity Voices Partnerships are NHS working groups that aim to review and improve maternity services by putting the experiences of women and their families at the centre. The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Maternity Voices Partnership is multidisciplinary in nature and our aim is to bring together representatives from organisations involved in maternity care and local women and their families.
Professional members of the group include midwives from both Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, representatives from the Clinical Commissioning Groups in our area, as well as representatives from City and County Council. Our MVP is also linked in to local charities such as Zephyr’s and The Emily Harris Foundation, who support local families. We also have a great team of passionate MVP volunteers who represent and reach out to local women and their families.
Maternity Voices Partnership is eager to hear what was good about the care and what could be better. Sharing experiences helps to improve maternity services in the future.