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Have your say on NHS maternity services in Nottingham

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with Nottingham North & East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe CCGs, is inviting women who have used NHS maternity services in Greater Nottingham to give feedback on the care they received.

An online survey has been launched seeking the views and recent experiences of women who are either currently accessing maternity services from the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) or Nottingham City Hospital, or have used these services in the past year. This includes maternity care received in the community from community midwives as well as from consultants and midwives at QMC or Nottingham City Hospital.

The aim of the survey is to identify areas where services are working well and where they could be improved. This will help the NHS to plan and commission maternity services for the future that are responsive and meet the needs of pregnant women and new mothers in Greater Nottingham.

Deborah Hooton, Head of Joint Commissioning – Children and Families Services at Nottingham City CCG, said: “Maternity services support women at a really crucial time in their lives and whilst many women will be excited about a new arrival, others may feel vulnerable or nervous about giving birth. We want to give babies and children the best start possible and a good experience of maternity care can help to get things off on the right track, whether that’s a good birth experience, support with breast feeding or just giving women confidence in caring for their baby.

“To make sure we plan the right maternity services for the future, we need the real life experience of recent or soon to be mums. This will let us know which elements of maternity care women have found most valuable and where things haven’t gone so well and need to be improved. Completing the survey is a simple and anonymous way of giving feedback and improving services for the next generation of mums and babies.”

All responses to the survey are confidential and the closing date for service users to take part is Friday 28 March 2014. The survey is available to complete online at Maternity Services Survey.

Published: 14 March 2014