Derbyshire Maternity Neonatal Voices LogoDerbyshire Maternity and Neonatal Voices is an independent NHS committee made up of volunteers, parents, midwives, health care providers and representatives from local charities and community groups, all working together to improve maternity and neonatal care in Derbyshire.

Our goal is to ensure that the voices of women, birthing people and their families are heard in the development and improvement of our local services.

Derbyshire Maternity and Neonatal Voices Team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

We work closely with the Maternity team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital on improvement projects on a wide range of topics, from induction of labour to infant feeding, and maternal mental health to care on the wards. 

We are also part of the wider network of Maternity Voices Partnerships working with Trusts all over the country. For more information, please visit the National Maternity Voices website.

  • Organise engagement events & surveys to gather feedback

  • Work to establish strong relationships with local community groups and charities to ensure all voices are heard

  • Hold quarterly board meetings and monthly online committee catch-ups

  • Attend meetings with our local Trusts on a vast array of issues

  • Produce feedback reports

  • Work together with maternity teams on action plans to drive improvements forward

We want to know what was good about your care, what was not so good and what you feel could be improved. Sharing your experience helps us to improve maternity & neonatal services in the future. Your Story Matters!