Doncaster Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a friendly group of parents, their families and health care professionals, who work together to shape, develop and improve Maternity Services in Doncaster. It is a way for mothers, fathers and partners to share their experiences, knowledge and skills to build developments to local maternity services.
At the start of 2020, you would have found our dedicated team of health care professionals (commissioners and midwives) out and about in the community collecting feedback from families about their experiences of using the local maternity services. Since restrictions and social distancing measures came into place in early March, this has been moved onto a digital platform. You can now access our MVP and information about what we do via the facebook page as well as online surveys and some fantastic groups for parents shared on the Doncaster Mumbler website. You can find us on Facebook by searching for ‘Doncaster and Bassetlaw Maternity Voices’ or clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/DBTHMV/
“What do you talk about?”
Questions we might ask the group:
What was good about your experience of maternity care?
Is there anything you experienced which you thought could be better?
Do you have any ideas which you think would improve the maternity services in Doncaster?
It is important to emphasise that you are never expected to share anything that you do not feel confident to do so. Everyone in the group is in control of what they do and don’t share and everything that is said in the MVP is confidential and anonymous. This is a group which is respectful of each other’s experiences and in which there is no judgement. Many of the people involved in the MVP find it empowering to share their experiences with other women and health care workers who strive to deliver the best care which can only be improved with the help of those who have experienced it first hand.
“I want to join!”
Anyone who has had experience of using maternity services before, during and after pregnancy is invited to share their personal experiences and knowledge with the group. If you would like to be involved or leave any feedback please message us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DBTHMV/)or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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