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Have Your Say!

It's time to get involved and spread the word about your local MVP!

We want everyone using maternity services in Humber and North Yorkshire to know about their Maternity Voices Partnership and have the chance to have their say so please spread the word.

  • Like and share on us social media

  • Take a leaflet for your expectant friends and colleagues

  • Tell us about any local groups or events we could attend to listen to people’s experiences.

To share your experiences and your views on other topics up for discussion. All meetings have a lay chair (a recent service user or a service user representative) and the views of everyone round the table are of equal importance.


Little ones are welcome to our meetings, which are usually held in child-friendly venues or virtually. For more information about meeting venues please go to your local MVP page.

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Your Involvement Matters!

This wonderful word cloud was created as part of World Patient Safety Day this year! 

This was created by you showcasing what is important to you and what needs to be addressed around the topic of patient safety. 

By having involvement from you like this, we are able to bring this forward and make real change for you, existing and future service users. Thank you!

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Your MVP Needs You! 

Come along to a MNVP meeting

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Experts by experience are people who have lived experiences of a particular symptom of pregnancy or birth, or aspect of care, this could be due the care received or the care they needed (and did or did not receive). We are always pleased to hear from anyone who has an experience they are willing to share and could use to influence positive changes.

Service user representatives (reps) share the views of people who have given us feedback and represent people using maternity services in meetings making sure everyone’s voices are heard, even if that voice is a whisper…

Our service user reps also gather feedback from people on the wards and in the community, by visiting independent groups, attending community events and visiting groups at our children’s centres. This feedback is anonymous and by regularly listening to new parents we get a clear picture of what it’s like to have a baby now.

For more information about becoming a service rep email us!

Find our contact information here.

Have your say right here, right now! 

We want to hear about your maternity care so please share your experiences using our surveys:

You can share your feedback at any time in your maternity journey and we welcome comments from dads, partners and significant others too.

Your feedback and time is valued and appreciated and all responses will be kept completely anonymous.


Thank you in advance for your responses. 

Our Maternity & Neonatal Vision

The Local Maternity System was asked "To co-design and implement a vision for local maternity and neonatal services with local women through Maternity Voices Partnerships" as an action from the maternity services report published in 2020 (the interim Ockenden report).

To inspire the vision the Maternity Voices group asked neonatal and maternity staff, parents-to-be and new parents to share the three words that describe your ideal maternity and neonatal care. 


This co-designed vision statement will be shared across the LMS. It will be dynamic, reviewed and developed over time, to ensure implementation is useful and of benefit to both people providing and receiving maternity and neonatal care.

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