National Maternity Voices is the national group of Maternity Voices Partnerships in England.
A Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a NHS working group: a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care.
National Maternity Voices provide support and advice to service user chairs of Maternity Voices Partnerships. NMV promotes awareness of good practice in setting up and developing MVPs among commissioners and provider staff of maternity services in England. This is to ensure:
Every woman on the maternity pathway has a chance to have her voice heard about the service she is receiving through an MVP
Every MVP is adequately resourced to engage in true co-production of maternity services
Local MVP chairs and service user members feel networked and supported in their roleespanolfarm.com
MVPs are involved in work in their local communities and also represented at Local Maternity System (LMS) level