Birth Voices East Blog
Updates on what we're doing and how your feedback is making a difference
This week, Birth Voices East user reps had a virtual meeting with the Better Birth's midwife Alana. It is Alana's role to seek quality improvement across the maternity services offered by James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) and to do this she needs to hear from pregnant people, new parents and their families that use the service. At this time, whilst we are all experiencing the Coronavirus outbreak, maternity services offered by JPUH, have had to change. Alana said "we understand that we've made lots of changes right now and we'd like to know how women are feeling about this".
With this in mind the MVP have generated a simple survey, below. The survey is important because it helps the maternity staff know what is working well for pregnant people, new parents and their families, and what areas there are concerns about. We will collate and analyse the feedback we receive and share this back to Alana and the leadership team who design the services you use. You might feel that alone, your opinions and feelings about your maternity care (whether good or bad) would not make a difference, but by speaking as a group, we can make sure your voices are taken seriously and services can be designed to suit the needs of you, the people that are using them. Your response is anonymous and you will not receive a response. we do not ask for any identifiable information, if you would like to receive updates about the work done by Birth Voices East, please fill out the Contact Form and we can add you to our mailing list. Please share the survey.
This information is being collected by your local Maternity Voices Partnership to gain a better understanding of current local maternity services so that improvements can be made in the future. We will process your personal information in order to deliver this service safely and effectively, and where otherwise reasonably necessary for our purposes.
You can expect your personal information to be stored securely. It will be kept on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity We will not share your personal information (contact information) with anyone else without your explicit prior consent. Your responses will be anonymised and only used for the purpose of improving local maternity services.
If you would like to find out more about your local MVP and the work that we do, please contact us
You can also contact us at any time to ask for your personal information to be updated or deleted.
Tuesday 5th May 2020 is International Day of the Midwife.
On this day, we'd love to celebrate the Midwives of James Paget University Hospital with the #IThankYou campaign. Post on our page or in the comments, with the #IThank[name of your midwife] or #IThankYou if you're not sure of their name or you want to thank an aspect of the service rather than an individual.
We will make sure that the messages are passed on to the MVP link midwife and shared with the whole team.
Author: Birth Voices East