Maternity Voices Partnership
Supported by the NHS, the MVP Central Lancashire is an independent advisory body that reviews and co-produces maternity services with women, their families, health and care professionals. The partnership is chaired by local service users, and meet every month in the central Lancashire area. We hold our meetings in child-friendly environments across our local communities.
Meet the Chair:
Francesca has been Chair of MVP Central Lancashire for 4 years. Francesca has 3 children and became involved with Maternity Services during the pregnancy of her 2nd child. Francesca is a true advocate for women and families who use maternity services; choice and informed decision making is the core of all motivation in her advocating for women. Francesca has presented for MU Net, NHS England and at Better Births, she has also taken her story of informed choice, autonomy and continuity of carer to LTHT Board to highlight the importance of receiving all and the positive impact on her own pregnancy and birth experiences.
Francesca truly believes in the importance of hearing the voice of service users to initiate and coproduce change within the maternity service offered not only within the Central Lancashire Maternity Voices patch, but also nationwide and has recently completed a project to ensure that service user voices are heard from the Armed Forces Communities across the country within a NHS England and Armed Forces Collaboration to improve maternity services for Armed Forces Personnel and their Families.
Francesca is exceptionally proud of the relationship that has been established between the MVP, Maternity Service Providers, the Service users and also the CCG.
As well as being the Chair for Central Lancashire MVP, Francesca is a Management Assessor and a Doula.
If you are pregnant or a parent to be, or had a baby recently and want to help make a difference to maternity services, we would love to hear from you.
We host regular face-to-face meetings in child-friendly environments to discuss different topics over a brew and a slice of cake.
Upcoming Maternity Voices Partnership meetings 2020/21
Due to current guidelines in respect of COVID-19, our face to face meetings have been postponed. We will let you know as soon as they begin again.
In the meantime, there are a number of ways that you can contact us and get your voice heard:
You can get in touch in a number of ways:
Call: 01772 214605
Instagram: @mvpcentrallancs (NEW)'