Transforming maternity services
We have a Maternity Voices Partnership which involves groups of women meeting and shaping the changes that we are making. Our Maternity Voices Partnership are also engaging with other women across the system to hear their voices.
If you have had a baby in the last two years and would like to be part of the Maternity Voices Partnership group, meeting other women and co-producing local initiatives then please contact Kate Hargreaves firstname.lastname@example.org if you live closer to Wexham Park Hospital or Erika Townend email@example.com if you live closer to Frimley Park Hospital.
We want women’s care to be personalised and women to understand the choices available to them. We have developed a personalised care plan for women and will be piloting it in the next few months and we are identifying ways that we can provide information to women to help them make choices. One of our service users has filmed a YouTube video which takes women through the journey at Wexham Park hospital and we are developing a ‘maternity offer’ of on line information which will really support women in the choices that they are making.
We are working to improve continuity of care so that women get to know and trust the midwives looking after them through their journey. We are focusing on the pathway for diabetic women initially and have just approved the roll out of an app which will support women and midwives to manage their diabetes during pregnancy.
We want to develop our workforce and make sure we are fit for the future and we have a group focusing on where our workforce challenges are and what we could do differently. Our maternity leadership programme is developing leaders and change enablers for the future.
In 2019/20 we know that we really want to focus on using technology to improve care for women and improve the experience of our workforce. We want to continue to identify ways of improving preconception and maternal health, supporting women to be as healthy as possible before they become pregnant so that they are more likely to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.