Our members are the voice of local parents and are working to make a big difference to local maternity services.

We’re really keen to ensure we represent all those who use maternity services in the county, and to do that we need a wide range of people to join us!

How you can get involved

Each of our members brings their own wealth of experience to Gloucestershire Maternity Voices, these experiences aren’t just related to maternity, and we have members from a whole range of backgrounds, from teachers to accountants, healthcare workers to stay at home mums.

To get involved, you’ll be invited to join our closed Facebook group. Comment on discussion threads, and give feedback on documents, posters, surveys or ideas we’ve been asked to review by the maternity teams. We’ll send you the link once you’ve filled in the form below. If you don’t use Facebook, there are still ways you can be involved. Mention this in the form box and we will be in touch.

    Your details

    We want to ensure that Gloucestershire Maternity Voices is representative of all voices within Gloucestershire, and your answer to the next question will help us to see how well we are doing that. Please do not feel that you have to answer.

    MVP Group Rules

    Be Kind - We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.

    Be Respectful - Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

    No promotion or spam - Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren't allowed and will be removed.

    Respect everyone's privacy- Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group.

    Be engaged - We encourage active discussions including sharing your experience and views. We recognise that your commitments may change over time, and should you no longer wish to actively participate, we would recommend becoming part of our mailing list instead.

    What is the group not for - This is not the place to ask for medical advice or advice on individual circumstances. Please do not discuss specific incidents or care.

    Data Consent

    I consent to the MVP securely holding my details. Please be assured that in line with our Information Governance responsibilities, the information you provide when registering will be treated in confidence, kept securely. Your contact information may be shared with project leads if you choose to be involved in a specific area of work.