Get ready for the This Mum Can festival!

Get ready for the This Mum Can festival!

#ThisMumCan Virtual Festival brought to you by the @thismumcanglos campaign! Providing education, empowerment and setting real expectations about breastfeeding, babies first years and pregnancy. Women told us that the best way to do this is through real women sharing their experiences and by hearing advice from health care... Read More


Be the face of DadPad in Gloucestershire!

Be the face of DadPad in Gloucestershire!

DadPad is a book and free app for dads-to-be and dads with babies, and has recently launched in Gloucestershire. Babies don’t come with a set of instructions and we know that dads want information on how to care for their new baby, what to expect, how to support their partner, and local information on support and groups. We’re... Read More


Dads in Gloucestershire can now prepare for parenthood with a new free app called DadPad.

Dads in Gloucestershire can now prepare for parenthood with a new free app called DadPad.

The release below is shared with permission from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  DadPad is an information pack in digital form developed by dads, for dads to help fathers of all ages in Gloucestershire prepare for family life. This is particularly relevant in a time when access to parental education classes... Read More


Our priorities for 2020

Our priorities for 2020

The MVP met up last week to agree our priorities for the year ahead. Take a look and drop us an email (glccg.glosmvp@nhs.net) if you have any queries, or if you’d be interested in finding out more and getting involved. Text version is below the image. Infant feeding Support and demo drop-in event Environment Gloucester... Read More


Maternity Dashboard under the spotlight – October

Maternity Dashboard under the spotlight – October

Always one of our most popular posts on the MVP Facebook page, some facts and figures from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust about the babies born during October 2019 in Gloucestershire can be found on the image below.  Read More


Transforming Maternity Services: a summary

Transforming Maternity Services: a summary

You may have heard mention of something called ‘Better Births Gloucestershire’, but what does that actually mean for you? We’re really passionate about working with you to make maternity services in Gloucestershire the best they can possibly be, and Better Births is our plan for achieving that. We’re... Read More


Welcome to the MVP blog

Welcome to the MVP blog

Welcome to the first blog for Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP)! It’s hard to believe how quickly the first 10 months in my post as Chair have flown by, but I’m really proud of what we’ve done up to this point and I know there is so much more to look forward to.   Building our MVP from scratch... Read More


Our very first Glos Maternity Voices Partnership Meeting

Thursday 10 October 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm at Roots Community Cafe, Alvin Street, Gloucester,  GL1 3EH Have you had a baby in the last couple of years? Or are you expecting now? Your feedback will help us to improve maternity services, so join us for our very first Partnership Meeting at Roots Community Cafe. We’re... Read More


Glos MVP to launch at the Better Births Celebration event

Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Partnership will be attending the Gloucestershire Better Births Celebration event on Tuesday 25 June 9am-1pm at Blackfriars, Gloucester. Our Chair, Emma Rawlinson, will be telling you all about the partnership and formally launching our website. The team will also be on hand to give demos... Read More


We’re on Facebook!

We’re excited to be launching our Gloucestershire Maternity Voices Facebook page this week. Please do pop over and give us a ‘like’ to keep up to date with all the latest news and opportunities to get involved with improving maternity services in Gloucestershire. In the coming weeks and months we will be sharing lots... Read More