QEH Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) – an invitation to be involved

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For us, maternity services go beyond the hospital, including home births as well as antenatal and postnatal services provided by community midwives, health visitors, physiotherapists and others across West Norfolk.

Through our relationships across acute and community maternity services, we advise Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as the local commissioner of maternity care, and other stakeholders on putting the service user voice at the heart of change and imprvements to maternity services.   

Come and meet us! 

Want to learn more about the QEH Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) and what we do?  Are you passionate about improving the maternity journey in your area and want to get involved? 

You are welcome to join us, via Zoom, on 16th February (10:00 to 11:00) or 18th February (12:30 to 13:30) to find out more.  Message our Facebook page or send us an email at mvpqeh@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk to find out more and receive the joining link.   

We would love to have more service users supporting the QEH MVP to help us work with the QEH maternity team, and others, to promote and develop change for women and their families in West Norfolk. If you are unable to join us on the dates above but want to know more, get in touch so we can start a conversation. 

Get involved

The QEH MVP holds regular meetings, bringing together health professionals, service users, their representatives, commissioners and charities to discuss and influence maternity services.  If you would like to join one of our online quarterly meetings, where the emphasis is on creating a welcoming environment to encourage discussion, collaboration and partnership working, please contact mvpqeh@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk or message us on our Facebook page. 

​In 2021 our quarterly meetings are on: 
  • Wednesday 3rd March  (10:00 to 11:30) -  on Facebook 
  • Thursday 10th June (09:30 to 11:00) - on Facebook  
  • Tuesday 7th September (09:30 to 11:00) - on Facebook  
  • Monday 6th December (10:00 to 11:30) - on Facebook  


Complete a survey

Sharing your experiences has enabled the QEH MVP to work with the QEH and partners in delivering meaningful changes.  If you are a mum or partner who has used QEH maternity services in the last 2 years you can share your experiences through our surveys here - your feedback is really valued.

Why get involved? 

​ A personal testimony:  

"I have attended several MVP meetings now as a service user and have been struck by how incredibly welcome I have felt each time. Each meeting starts with a cup of tea and a chat and a chance to meet others in the room which helps to break the ice and ease you into the things quite nicely! 

​The meetings involve discussions about a number of timely, meaningful and interesting topics relating to a wide range of maternity related issues in the local area and on the national agenda and offers you the chance to contribute to the discussions and share your views if you would like to; or if you simply want to listen and absorb what is being said this is okay too!  There is the opportunity to discuss what is relevant to you and also to shape the focus of things to come with the intention of improving local maternity services for local parents to be and their families. 

As a service user I feel the focus of the meeting is always brought back to us and our experiences and that our voice is considered and heard at every turn.  All in all, I have left each meeting feeling empowered, informed and included and as such would thoroughly recommend coming to maternity voices to any service users, friends and family members.

But I don’t live in West Norfolk! 

Across Norfolk and Waveney there are three Maternity Voices Partnership’s (MVPs) all serving the needs of local women and their families.  If you have used maternity services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), visit here or for James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) visit here