Maternity Voices Partnership
The Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a working group: a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of maternity care in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.
Why I joined MVP?
My professional background is in Social Work and I have a keen interest in governance and quality improvement. I have seen how QI projects that focus on service user involvement can truly make a difference, not only to service user experiences but also to service delivery. I hope to share my professional and personal knowledge and skills to help this project.
How I see the group moving forward
I believe that the continuation of service user engagement is vital to this group moving forward. Suggestions and ideas that were spoken about in early meetings have already been implemented which is very positive. I hope to see this momentum continue.
Benefits of the group
I see the MVP as a forum to speak openly and honestly to staff and other service users about maternity experiences. A place to bounce ideas back and forth and a real opportunity to create a positive difference to the service. I am truly delighted to be a part of this group.
- Alison Peters