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Updated information and guidance for women and families using maternity services in Leeds

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To say I am delighted and honoured to have received this prestigious DAISY award would be an understatement ! I had absolutely no idea that I’d been nominated, let alone that I’d won it. So it will come as a big surprise to those of you who know me, that for once, I was utterly […]

‘you said – we did’

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28/11/2019

Over the past few months our volunteers have been going into the maternity wards and talking to families to get feedback on the maternity services. This is a picture of us with the team leader midwives after reporting back from a morning on the Antenatal ward at LGI. Following on from our maternity survey we […]

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NHS EXPO Event

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26/09/2019

The academic year started with an exciting event in Manchester. Lucy Potter who is the chair for Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVP) in Leeds was invited to attend the NHS EXPO and present with colleagues Karen Poole (Program Manager) and Head of Midwifery Annemarie Henshaw on the ‘How to Succeed at System Level Planning’ at Manchester Central. Lucy was representing the service user voice on behalf of her position within the Local Maternity System (LMS) of West Yorkshire and Harrogate. It was an opportunity to underline the importance of the membership of the MVP which is crucial for the LMS board in contributing to the decision making and improving maternity care in the within the Integrated Care System. Lucy helped illustrate how shared learning between the 7 MVPs has helped inform and shape maternity experiences and outcomes of women and families in the region.

The maternity ward at LGI is soon to be opening a newly furnished midwifery led birthing centre. This will help to offer families more birth choices when deciding where to have their baby.