Get involved How can I get involved? Would you like to have an active role in making a difference to your local maternity services? If ‘yes’ then read on to find out about the opportunities for you to get involved. You can be involved as much or as little as you wish. Become a Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership Volunteer Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership (GMVP) Chair, Emma Rawlinson and the team are now looking to recruit volunteers to support the work of the GMVP. By becoming a volunteer you will help to raise awareness around the importance of local maternity services. You will also help to make sure that seldom heard voices are heard and contribute to future developments in maternity services. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership then please complete this form to register your interest. If you would like further information about the work of the Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership then you can contact us by email GLCCG.GlosMVP@nhs.net What matters to you? Events Come and see us at one of the events we are attending to find out more about Gloucestershire Maternity Voices or to tell us your experiences. From time to time, we hold drop-ins or coffee mornings that have a particular theme. Please do come along if you can, it is a great way to meet other like minded people and of course, babies, toddlers and children are welcome to come along too. Further information about these will be posted here and promoted through our Facebook page. Upcoming Events Event Location Date/ Time Dad’s breakfast club GL3 Hub Saturday 7 March 10am – 12pm Focus on Feeding Oxstalls Sports Park Friday 27 March 10am-1pm Recent Events Walk the Patch Our GMVP volunteers spent the morning of 13 December 2019 speaking to women on the Maternity Ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. A blog from the morning is coming soon. Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership coffee morning Our coffee morning took place at Roots Community Cafe on 10 October. Find out how it went in our blog. Personalised Care Plans – Journey to Parenthood New parents were invited to join the team from Gloucestershire Better Births Programme at The School House Café in Cheltenham on 18th January 2019 to gather feedback on how we can personalise their Journeys to Parenthood. This was as a result of a collaboration across the South West to design and implement personalised care plans for women. We were absolutely overwhelmed with how well attended the session was. Thank you to those that took the time to come along for a coffee, say hello and enjoy the AMAZING cake! Women who attended gave us some great suggestions and we’ve incorporated this feedback into the design of our first draft personalised care plan. We’re also driving forward with our Digital Journey which was suggested and endorsed by many women on the day. We hope to run similar events in the future so please do keep a look out on our ‘events’ section of the website – we really value hearing your experiences, thoughts and feedback as after all, parents are the perfect judges for this! Since this event we have taken the feedback received and now have an initial design which we will develop and share again! Here is a sneak peak of the design. Surveys Tell us about your recent experience Your feedback and experiences can help shape and improve maternity services in Gloucestershire. You can tell us about positive or negative aspects of your care, your views on things that could be improved, and anything else that you think would be useful to share. It can be about the birth, your antenatal or postnatal care or experiences with other health services you have used while you were pregnant. Please include which hospital, birth centre or community maternity service you are providing feedback on. Tell us your views Thank you very much for sharing your views. We are unable to respond to you personally, but your comments will be shared anonymously with the Local Maternity System in Gloucestershire to help inform their work. Concerns and complaints If you have any concerns or would like to make a complaint about your NHS maternity and postnatal experiences please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0800 0151 548.