Calling all Mums and Dads using maternity services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

15 October 2018 5:11pm

Mums and Dads who are using, or who have recently used, maternity services are being asked to attend a Midwife Led Unit Review Stakeholder Briefing, along with professionals involved in maternity care.

The briefing will take place at Bradbury Hall, Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 24 October at 10am to 1pm.

At the briefing NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will provide an update on the progress of the Midwife Led Unit Review, the proposed new service model and the evidence which informs the preferred option for the planned forthcoming consultation.

The CCGs want to hear people’s views on their plans to transform maternity services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Dr Jessica Sokolov, Deputy Clinical Chair at NHS Shropshire CCG, said: “Before we move to formal consultation, the stakeholder briefing is an opportunity for both Mums, Dads and professionals to be updated on the model, be presented, for the first time, data from Public Health England which informs the location of the proposed maternity hubs and will discuss how we will consult.

“It will be an interactive event with lots of opportunity for questions and discussion. We welcome those who have recent experience of maternity services, and professionals who are currently involved in maternity care, to attend this important session.

“The CCGs Midwife Led Unit Review should not be confused with NHS Improvement’s independent review into the maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.”

Ideally, the CCGs are looking for a cross section of people from around the county representing one of the four categories:

  1. Women currently accessing the services
  2. Women who have recently accessed the services
  3. Professionals working in or with maternity services
  4. Stakeholders actively involved in the decision making process.

There is limited capacity at this event. Final allocation of attendance will be based on the above criteria to ensure the stakeholder briefing has people from across the county with a balanced representation from all four categories.

Following the event a light lunch will be provided and babies are welcome. To register your interest email shrccg.mlu.shropshireccg@nhs.net by 19 October. To find out more about the briefing visit www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk.  

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