Interested in shaping local maternity services?

NHS trusts in the Black Country are asking pregnant women, new mums and their families to get involved in shaping local maternity services by attending a ‘Whose Shoes?’ listening workshop.

The ‘Whose Shoes?’ workshops take place on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March and aim to understand what women and their families want and need at every stage of their maternity journey and will explore options for the development of local services.

The aim is to support the delivery of high-quality healthcare for women during and after their pregnancy as well as for babies, children and their families. It will be vital to gather the views of staff and, importantly, the women and their families who are using the services as their input will help to continue developing maternity services, making them safer and more personalised to meet the needs of women and their families.

The workshop initiative is part of local NHS organisations and Healthwatch teams working together as a Local Maternity System (LMS). The LMS has been set up in response to NHS England’s Better Births report, which sets out a vision for safer, more personalised maternity care that reflects women’s choices and offers continuing joined-up care.

If you would like to attend to give your views and ideas on the future of maternity services, the ‘Whose Shoes?’ workshops will take place on:

  • Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10am – 2pm at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, Birmingham New Rd, Dudley, DY1 4SB – Book here
  • Wednesday 28 March 2018, 10am – 2pm at The Post Graduate Centre, City Hospital, Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH – Book here

To book your place or to find out more information, email ccgcomms@walsall.nhs.uk or telephone 01922 603054.
Babies and children are welcome to attend if necessary.