About us Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership Who are we? Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership (GMVP) is a group of parent representatives and professionals who work together to help shape and develop maternity services in Gloucestershire. Maternity Voices Partnerships are currently being created across the country. Some are more developed than others and in Gloucestershire it is still early days. We’ve appointed our Chair, Emma Rawlinson and are now looking to recruit volunteers and build the team supporting our work. We hope that our volunteers will help us ensure feedback from women and their families informs our plans and service developments. You can find out more about getting involved here. Our members Local people who have recently had a baby or are currently expecting a baby Healthcare professionals, including midwives, health visitors, obstetricians and neonatal staff who work at our maternity units in Gloucestershire and provide care in the community. Representatives from Public Health and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Representatives from voluntary groups who support pregnant women and new parents Our Chair Emma is wife to Mark and Mummy to Sophia, aged 2 years 7 months, and Ethan, aged 11 months. She grew up in Cheltenham, met her husband in London and then moved back to Cheltenham to get married and start a family. She has first hand experience of Gloucestershire Maternity Services, having given birth to her children in the Aveta Birth Centre in Cheltenham and Gloucester Birth Unit respectively. Emma spent most of her career before maternity leave working for an accountancy firm, where she was predominantly involved in the people side of the business, as well as qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant. She also completed a brief stint in recruitment and now runs two home businesses in the beauty industry, alongside being a stay at home mum.