NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking the involvement of Gloucestershire’s parents to shape local maternity services in the county.


Expectant parents, parents of children under three and people with an interest in maternity services are invited to join practitioners, other parents and community representatives to discuss issues such as antenatal care, check-ups with midwives, scans, care during labour and delivery – either at home or in one of our hospitals – and the support offered to new parents and their babies.


The Gloucestershire Maternity Services Liaison Committee (GMSLC) meets quarterly and would welcome new members to share their views and influence local services.


Dorothy Marlow, Chair of the GMLSC, said:


“We really value the views of people who have recently used maternity services. This will help us develop services that people want and need, and help ensure new parents and their babies have a positive experience.”


Dr Jeremy Welch, GP and Clinical Lead for Maternity Services at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:


“Although our services already perform well in terms of infant mortality, low birth weight, breast feeding and rates of birth by Caesarean Section, we know that our population expects us to continually develop maternity care in the county.


We are keen to hear the views of local people so that we continue to improve the outcomes and experience of women and families in Gloucestershire.”


For more information on how to become a member of the GMSLC, please email caroline.smith37@nhs.net or call 0300 421 1514.