Had a baby in the last 3 years?

***Had a baby in the last 3 years? Get involved and share your experiences to help transform maternity care***

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has a Women and Families Involvement Group that forms part of our work around the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). This group, which consists equally of representatives from charity groups and lay members, provides critical input into the audit including what we measure, how we measure it, and how that information is presented and communicated. Membership of the group is a vitally important voluntary role, with the opportunity to have real impact on the direction of this important project.

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a large-scale audit of the NHS maternity services across England, Scotland and Wales. It began on 1st July 2016 and is initially commissioned for three years. Using timely, high-quality data, the audit aims to evaluate a range of care processes and outcomes in order to identify good practice and areas for improvement in the care of women and babies looked after by NHS maternity services.

The group consists of charities, together with eight lay members who have had experience of maternity services within the last three years. The group meets twice a year at the RCOG (with dialling in/video conferencing available).

We are now looking to expand this group by recruiting new members. We are particularly welcoming expressions of interest from people with recent maternity experience who:

  • have been a birth partner (male or female)
  • are of a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background
  • are living with a disability.

For more information or to have a chat about being involved, please contact Kerrianne O’Rourke, email: korourke@rcog.org.uk or phone: 0207 772 6492.

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