Make a Difference

to maternity care in Manchester and Trafford

Would you enjoy listening to local people’s experiences of maternity care? Can you help turn that feedback into positive action with midwives and doctors to make birth better? Can you chair a meeting or are you willing to learn? Have you had experience of maternity care in Manchester or Trafford or work with people who do?

Then you could be the lay chair of one of our three new Maternity Voices Partnerships for Saint Mary’s Hospital: Saint Mary’s Oxford Road Campus, Saint Mary’s @ Wythenshawe and Saint Mary’s @ North Manchester.

We are keen to attract people from a diverse range of backgrounds to work with our diverse communities.

A Maternity Voices Partnership, or MVP, is an independent NHS working group: a team of women and their families, midwives, doctors and commissioners, working together to review and develop local maternity care. The chair makes sure the voices of expectant and new parents are at the heart of decisions about how maternity services should be provided.

The MVP chair role is for 3 days a month initially (24 hours in total, worked flexibly) and you will receive involvement payments and expenses for your time.

If being the chair doesn’t interest you, but you still want to help improve maternity care, then you can volunteer with the MVP.


Download the application documents:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 13th September 2020 at 11:59pm.

Get in touch if you would like to know more. Speak to Cathy or Natalie on 07895 970 942 (phone or text message), email or contact us via Twitter @MatVoicesGMEC or Instagram @VoicesForChoices.