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Participatory workshops for maternity service users

Date and time

  • Mon, 13 Nov 2023 10:00 – 12:00 
    In-person Workshop
    Vauxhall, SE11, London
  • Tues, 14 Nov 2023 11:30 – 13:00
    Online Workshop 1 (daytime)
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2023 19:30 – 21:00
    Online Workshop 2 (evening)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has engaged THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute) to conduct an independent evaluation of the new National Maternity Inspection Programme.

THIS Institute is looking for people who have experienced maternity care services in England during 2022-2023.

We are hosting three interactive workshops (two online and one in-person) and invite those with experience of using birth centres, midwifery or hospital maternity units, and birth partners, to share their perspectives of what good looks like in maternity care.

Your insights and perspectives will inform how the CQC could better inspect, assess and promote a culture of safety and improvement in maternity settings.

For more information visit Evaluation of the Care Quality Commission Maternity Inspection Programme

You’re eligible to take part if you:

☑️  Are over 18 years of age

☑️  Have experience of maternity services in England in 2022-2023

Key things to know:.

  • The in-person workshop will be held on 13th November 2023 at 10.00am to 12.00pm in Vauxhall, SE11, London. We encourage those in London to attend in person. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
  • The online workshops will be held on the 14th November 2023 at 11.30am to 13.00pm, and 15th November 2023 at 19:30pm to 21:00pm. We encourage those outside of London to register their interest for one of the online workshops.
  • All workshops will be audio recorded and will take approximately 90-120 minutes.
  • Discussions will be confidential, and all findings will be anonymised.
  • Babies and toddlers are welcome. Experienced childminders will be available at the in-person workshop to help on the day so you can engage fully in discussions – spaces are limited.
  • Participants will be compensated. Travel costs will also be covered for the in-person workshop.
  • You are free to withdraw at any time.

You don’t need to do any preparation! Just come along with your views and ideas on how to make maternity care safer and better for mothers, parents and babies.

Spaces are subject to availability. To take part please register before 09 November 2023. 

When 13 November 2023 – 15 November 2023
Where Vauxhall, SE11, London OR online
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