About us

Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership is a friendly group of parent representatives and professionals, who work together to help shape and develop maternity services in Leeds

Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP), which was known as the Maternity Service Liaison Committee, is a friendly group of parent representatives and professionals, who work together to help shape and develop maternity services in Leeds.

Achievements of the MVP so far:

  • Leeds MVP was chosen to carry out the first ’15 Step Pilot Challenge’ in the country with NHS England in January 2018
  • Our parent representatives helped to start the first joint bereavement group to help improve services between bereaved parents and staff
  • Leeds MVP helped develop the Leeds Maternity Strategy 2015-2020, and is continuing to improve pathways of support for example in emotional wellbeing in pregnancy
  • The Leeds MVP representatives have worked in partnership with local NHS professionals, to develop materials for families and parents about maternity services in Leeds
  • Support the development and direction of the ‘Leeds Loves Homebirth’ service, to encourage families to consider homebirth as an option.

How you can get involved with Leeds MVP

Would you like to have an active role in making a difference to your local maternity services? If yes, visit our ‘Volunteer for us’ page to find out how you can get involved.

Becoming a volunteer you will help to raise awareness around the importance of maternity services. You will help to make sure that seldom heard voices are heard and contribute to future developments in maternity services.

 

For our annual report for 2018/19 click here

 

Meet the team

Meet the team for the Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership... We will be adding more people over the next month or so, so watch the space!

Lucy Potter, Chair of the Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership

I chair the Leeds MVP meetings every three months, which involves bringing together professionals from maternity services and other organisations working with women and families who use the services. The idea is to inform and guide professionals working at the hospital trusts about women’s experience of the treatment they've received; being pregnant, giving birth and after care concerning their health and wellbeing. I arrange meetings with volunteers who help promote the MVP group, and gather feedback from other mums from a wide background who want their voices to be heard.

Claire Licence Deputy Chair