Latest updates

Updates on our recent work, events and meetings

New priorities for 2018

Our priorities for 2018 are: ensuring women understand their birthplace options trauma-informed care (ensuring maternity services meet the needs of survivors of abuse) breastfeeding support These priorities were voted for by our members at our Development Day on 17th January. Thank you to everyone who attended. We’d love to hear from anyone who has an […]

New Beckenham baby clinic to open at Neighbourhood Church

Following concerns about the closure of the Beckenham Beacon baby clinic and our suggestion of the Neighbourhood Church as a suitable alternative venue, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has now confirmed that it will be opening a baby clinic there starting on 30th November. Bromley Council has issued a press release about the changes to the […]

Closure of Beckenham baby clinic

Following concerns raised with us by local mothers about closure of the Beckenham Beacon baby clinic, we have contacted Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and they have given us the following statement. Message from Oxleas: Oxleas have started to provide the 0 to 4 Health Visiting service from Monday 2nd October. Our new service will offer […]

Creating precious memories: how one bereaved family chose to support others

Bromley Maternity Voices brings together service users and professionals to improve maternity services in Bromley. We listen to and involve diverse families, including those who lose their baby during pregnancy or soon after birth.  This year, we had an opportunity to help one bereaved family make a difference for others who may sadly find themselves […]

My motivation

I massively appreciate the NHS. It is an incredible institution that looks after us all as equals. Without our health we have nothing. And that’s why I want to do what I can to protect its existence for years to come. So when I was pregnant with my first baby I thought; I’m not sick, […]

Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs): co-production at local and regional level

Bromley Maternity Voices is celebrating, as our committee has been included as a case study in the new national NHS England resource pack for commissioners on how to implement the Better Births report. At first glance, the 60 page document may look heavy reading. However, embedded in the document is a 3 page chapter called […]

Bromley Maternity Voices: new priorities for 2017

At the start of 2017, I became Chair of Bromley Maternity Voices (formerly MSLC), taking over from NCT antenatal teacher, Laura James, who as Chair for the last 3 years has done a fantastic job of generating goodwill and enthusiasm, facilitating change and raising the profile of the Committee. To start the new year, and […]