o Encourage and empower users of maternity services to join conversations about their experiences of maternity care, and what really makes a difference to that experience.o Get health care professionals (in and beyond the NHS) and local communities to listen and work in partnership with women and families to improve maternity experiences.o Enable anyone to take action to improve maternity experience, however big or small, whoever you are: user, partner, community group or NHS staff. MatExp was one of the 2015 Change Day campaigns, and has since had a huge impact through social media and workshops by WhoseShoes (Gill Philips)- and now for Fab Change Day 2016 has its own randomised coffee trial. Anyone interested in maternity services – whether women, families, or professionals (including related specialties such as neonatology, paediatrics, anaesthetics, theatres et al) is welcome to sign up. It’s all about connecting people who can help improve the experience of women, families and the staff who care for them.
All you need to do is fill in your details below and in the next few days before the 19th October you will be given the contact details of someone who has signed up. This is your opportunity to then reach out and chat to someone new its up to you how you do it. It can be a phone call, facetime, or even skype and if you really want you can both meet up face to face to enjoy coffee and a piece of cake. What really matter is connecting people, having conversations and learning from each other.
There will be a prize for the most innovative coffee trial supplied by Dominic Cushnan who works in NHS England.