Stockport MVP

About Us

Stockport Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a group of people working together to make sure our local maternity services best meet the needs of our local community. We are new and expectant parents, midwives, doctors and other organisations who want to make a positive impact.

Stockport MVP are keen to hear about your experiences of maternity care during pregnancy, birth and in the first few weeks after your baby is born. For example, we want to know:

  • what was good about your care?
  • what wasn’t so good?
  • any ideas you have for improvements to care?

You can get in touch via any of our social media channels listed under the contact us section. Alternatively, you can email us or join one of our online feedback sessions. 

What we do

We don’t handle individual complaints but we do look for themes in the feedback we receive from you. Every two months we review that feedback with our MVP committee of parents, midwives, doctors and commissioners to identify improvement projects for our MVP work plan. Most importantly, we then collaborate with maternity and neonatal staff, mums, dads and parents like you, to co-produce service improvements and make changes that matter to you.

Get Involved

You can be involved as little or as much as you have time for:

  • Engaging with us on social media
  • Feeding back your experience
  • Joining a focus group
  • Or becoming a service user representative.

At Stockport MVP we’re keen that people from all backgrounds have an opportunity to have their say about the development of maternity services.

Your voice matters, share your feedback and get involved.

Our maternity unit

Stepping Hill Hospital provides maternity care to expectant parents in and around Stockport and the High Peak. The hospital is managed by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

The Women’s Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital is home to not only a birth centre (or midwifery unit) but also an obstetric unit (often called a labour ward or delivery suite). In addition, there is a neonatal unit for babies who need extra care after birth. Stepping Hill community midwives provide antenatal and postnatal care in the community as well as attending homebirths.

Contact us

Meet the co-chairs

Meg and Cathy, Stockport MVP co-chairs sat at a table in a Stockport cafe for a listening event

Meg and Cathy, Stockport MVP co-chairs

Meg Hill & Cathy Brewster
Email: StockportMVP@gmail.com

Upcoming events

MVP committee meetings:
Tue 22nd Jun 2021 12-2pm
Tue 24th Aug 2021 12-2pm
Tue 28th Sep 2021 12-2pm
Tue 23rd Nov 2021 12-2pm
Tue 25th Jan 2022 12-2pm
Tue 22nd Mar 2022 12-2pm

Email us for a meeting invite. Currently all committee meeting take place online over Zoom.