Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership - discussing your birth and feedback

Somerset Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP) is an independent organisation where women, birthing people and families can feedback and share their experiences of maternity and neonatal services in Somerset.

If you or your partner are pregnant or had a baby in the last two years, we are looking for you to help us to design and develop care and services in Somerset. ‘Have your say

We listen to and engage with those who have recently used our local maternity and neonatal services and feedback their views and experiences to Somerset’s Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the maternity services at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have a committee of volunteers consisting of women, birthing people and their families, community groups, charities and supporting organisations.

Working together with staff we review and contribute to the development of local maternity and neonatal care.

  • We exist to support the implementation of the NHS England Better Births and three year delivery plan across Somerset
  • We host focus groups on specific maternity themes, to build an accurate picture of people’s experiences and needs
  • We listen to and gather feedback from communities across Somerset, especially those who have not been asked and underserved
  • We ‘Walk the Patch’ and do the ’15 steps’ challenge within the local maternity units and hospitals, to check that the facilities and care meets the needs of the people using them
  • We attend local, regional and national events to network and ensure people’s voices are always heard
  • We provide critical friendship and accountability to professionals within the NHS Trusts, Council and ICB, who are involved in maternity and neonatal care.

We welcome everyone who would like to get involved in our work.