The MSLC provides a forum for parents and health professionals to improve and develop Maternity Services in east and north Hertfordshire. They are a group of people like you; parents as well as midwives, doctors and other health professionals and meet 6 times per year. Children are welcome, lunch is provided and travel expenses are paid.
What is the MSLC?
- It’s simply a group of people who meet regularly to discuss how to improve or develop local maternity services
- Every hospital providing maternity care in England has its own MSLC
- Members of the group include new parents and people who are currently or have recently used maternity services
Members also include:
- NHS and Community staff such as Doctors, GPs, Midwives, Paediatricians, Health Visitors, and Children Centre Managers
- As a recent parent and user of maternity services you are very welcome to join the group and share your views
- Fathers are very welcome to join too
What does the Committee do?
- Links with current and recent users of maternity services so that families from all parts of the community can comment on services
- Helps to change and make suggestions for improvement of maternity services
- Advises on information for families about childbirth and family issues
- Inputs into Midwifery training
- Breastfeeding support, but values formula feeding when breastfeeding is not possible
What support will there be if I want to join the MSLC?
- Reimbursement of travel expenses
- Training and support to enable members to contribute confidently on behalf of families using the service
- A free sandwich lunch is provided
What will be required of me?
- An enthusiasm to contribute to developing services
- A willingness to share your views and to pass on the views of recent users of maternity
- To report back on particular topics, for example, choices in antenatal care, special needs for newborn babies, parent education, parents’ experience
- A willingness to attend 6 meetings per year
If you’d like to get involved, give your opinion and make a difference, contact the East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org