Patients & Visitors

Maternity

Get involved! Your Opinion matters!

Maternity Services within the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust needs women and their families to get involved. A positive experience means that the women and their families who use our service feel that staff are listening to them and that they are safe and well informed about their clinical care. To ensure that we continue to improve women's experiences we need to involve women, their families and staff in the planning and monitoring of our services.

There are many ways you can get involved to help improve our maternity services. You can get involved by participating in:

Redesigning Maternity Services Together

We are currently looking at what we provide across our region to make sure we are getting it right for women, both now and in the future. We want to continue to support home births and provide midwife and consultant led centres and we need your help to understand what the best mix could look like for the mothers and families we support, taking into account the staff and resources we have available to us. You can find out more here, including details of informal discussions groups taking place in February and March 2017.

Positive Birth Forum

This group is held on a monthly basis with the aim of making improvements to our service which promote and facilitate a positive birth experience for all women. This group is co-chaired by Amanda Gell and Karen Patrick. Please contact Amanda or Karen on Amanda.gell@nhs.net or Karen.patrick1@nhs.net to find out more or get involved.

'In Your shoes'

Commenced in September 2015, 'In Your Shoes' is a rolling programme of listening events held at Princess Anne Wing and our Birth Centres. The aim of the events is to listen and learn from women and their families about your care with us, what has worked well and ways we can improve. If you are interested in sharing your experiences please contact Rachel Pass on rachelpass@nhs.net for details of the next event.

Friends and Family Test

Your feedback is important to us! If you are currently receiving care with us, please look out for and complete one of our Friends and Family questionnaires. These are available in all areas or please ask your midwife who will be able to provide you with one.

MSLC

The Wiltshire, Swindon and Bath Maternity Strategy and Liaison Committee (MSLC) is a strategic group that brings together user representatives and professionals involved in the commissioning and delivery of maternity care. The group advises on the strategic direction of maternity services and ensures that the views of women and families using local services are taken into account. For information on how to get involved please contact PublicHealth@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Clinical Effectiveness Forum

Our Clinical Effectiveness Forum meets monthly to review our policies, protocols, guidance and information leaflets. Your input and experiences would help us ensure that these remain focused to woman centred care and that information leaflets are relevant and appropriate for women and their families. To get involved please contact hannah.bailey3@nhs.net.

Other ways to get involved!

Social media

For those of you who enjoy using social media, you can also find us on Facebook at Bath Maternity or Trowbridge birthing centre or follow us on Twitter @RUHBath.

If you are unable to get involved on a regular basis, but have an interest in helping us to improve our Maternity Services, please contact Ceri Sanders on ceri.sanders@nhs.net to register your interest for one off events.

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