Share your experiences and views about local maternity services at Together We’re Better event on 13th July

Pregnant women, new parents and their families are being called on to share their experiences and views about maternity services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The Together We’re Better partnership of NHS and local government organisations that is working to transform health and care services in the area is holding a public event on Friday 13th July for maternity services.

The Pan Staffordshire Maternity Transformation Programme Stakeholder Event is being held from 10am in the Conference Room at Entrust in The Riverway Centre, Stafford ST16 3TH.

The event is being held by the Pan Staffordshire Maternity Transformation Programme, which aims to implement the recommendations from NHS England’s Better Births maternity review and forms part of the Together We’re Better Children, Young People and Maternity Programme.

This free, informal session is open for both health professionals and members of the public who wish to share their views, experiences and ideas on transforming local maternity services.

Together We’re Better is the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Alongside NHS and local government organisations, the two local Healthwatch also have a seat at the decision-making table.

Helen Riley, Lead for the Children, Young People and Maternity Programme, said: “Do you have a story to tell about maternity services? If so, we’d very much like to hear from you, your partner or family about your maternity experiences in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent by taking part in the event.”

Dr John James, Medical Director for Together We’re Better and Clinical Lead for the Children, Young People and Maternity Programme, said: “The feedback we receive from members of the public and staff who attend this workshop will be extremely valuable in helping us to shape an improved maternity service.”

Simon Whitehouse, Together We’re Better Director, said: “The future of maternity services forms an important part of the work we are doing to transform health and care for people living and working in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. I hope that both our workforce and the wider public are able to attend what promises to be a really beneficial engagement event.”

The Pan Staffordshire Maternity Transformation Programme Stakeholder Event takes place on Friday 13th July from 10am-5pm – you can book your place by visiting https://tinyurl.com/ydefuucy. Refreshments will be provided.

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