Maternity Engagement Group

Chairs: Sandra Guise, Sarah Wall and Abi Witherden (on a rotational basis), Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Representatives

The Maternity Engagement Group brings together representatives with an interest in patient engagement from across the North East and North Cumbria. Membership of the group is responsible for implementing changes and service development within their own areas and teams.

The purpose of the group is to improve maternity user experience and involvement. The group involves, engages and listens, using insight from qualitative and quantitative data to inform the activity of the Maternity Network and the Local Maternity Systems to improve service quality.

The three lay chairs have a place on the three Local Maternity Systems in the Northern England Clinical Network footprint and hold an important remit to provide two way communications between the Maternity Engagement Group and the LMS Boards.