Bradford District and Craven Better Births Community Engagement Events in Bradford and Airedale November 2021 Powerpoint
Bradford District and Craven Better Births Community Engagement Events in Bradford and Airedale November 2021 Powerpoint
Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) – Main Meeting
Thursday 4th November 2021 on Zoom
Present: Laila Ahmed (CNet), Jenny Pratt (CNet) (minutes), Abbie Wild (Act As One Better Births) Charlotte Hamilton
(Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies), Julie Newbold ( Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies) Alison Brown (Better Start
Bradford), Arshad Hussain (15 Steps Review Lead), Sara Hollins Head of Midwifery (Bradford Royal Infirmary), Masira
Hans (Mind in Bradford & WHN Chair ), Sarah Worsted for Rush Shaw (BD&C CCG), Caz Merrett ( Bradford Doulas), Katie
James (Perinatal Peer Support Services), Zafar Kayani (Betterstart Bradford), Fazeela Hanif (Highfield Community
Centre), Lorraine Pryce (Bradford Doulas), Ann Orr Midwife Matron ( Bradford Royal Infirmary), Debi Gibson (Deputy
Head Midwife Airedale General), Naz Kazim (Keighley Association for Women and Children), Shelley Franklin King
Apologies: Aliya Fazil (Chair of MVP), Yazmin Shah (CNet), Samina Koser (CNet freelancer)
Perinatal Peer Support Services
Katie James has taken over as the new service manager from Gemma Smith. We are here
to support people with perinatal health. Please forward any referrals. They will also be
having activities in Baby Week. Full details on our Facebook page or please email
[email protected] or phone 07966 926849.
Highfield Community Centre
We are holding a MOT health check event on 16th November with Covid vaccines, flu jabs,
Blood Pressure monitoring, etc. This will include a Stay and Play session.
Laila would like a stall at their event. Fazeela to email Laila.
Keighley Association for Women and Children
Holding an event with Modality on the 23rd November for Health Check sessions, Covid
booster sessions and bloop pressure monitoring. Doctors will be present on the day to talk
to people and promote the vaccine.
Act as One Better Births
On Self Care Week we will be at the Airedale Shopping Centre on 17th November 2021 and
at the Broadway on the 18th November 2021 with information about Breastfeeding.
Laila thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.
Present: Aliya Fazil (Co-Chair), Laila Ahmed (CNet), Yazmin Shah (CNet), Jenny Pratt (CNet), Graham Carey-Briggs (NSPCC), Aamnah Rahman (Born in Bradford), Gemma Smith (Family Action), Abbie Wild (Bradford Royal Infirmary), Sara Hollins (Bradford Royal Infirmary), Julie Newbold (NCT), Alison Brown (Better Start Bradford), Ruth Shaw (CCG’S) Cathy Howell, (BTHFT), Sameena Khan, Waheeda Ghafoor, (Family Action), Maha Alomari, (City of Sanctuary), Shelley Franklin-King, Rachel Dennis (NCT), (Bradford Doulas), Sara Bennet, (Local Maternity Service ) Victoria Simmons (CCG’S), Jane Dickens (BDCT), Charlotte Hamilton, (Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies), Yasmin Begum (Roshni Ghar).
Apologies: Rachael Loftus (AFC-Baby Steps)
1. Welcome / Introductions/Apologies
The Chair welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for attending the first MVP Main Meeting to take place on Zoom.
This was our first meeting since the start of the covid 19 pandemic in March. The usual agenda format slightly changed to enable the sharing of information on what people have been doing and the challenges they have faced over the past few months.
Cathy Howell – Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
CH gave an update about Post-Partum Contraception. Concerns had been raised about the lack of contraception advice to women after giving birth due to the changes in services with the Covid 19 pandemic. The Postpartum Ward have been having conversations with women after birth around contraception following pregnancy and birth and to understand their options. Available are a booklet; condoms; progesterone-only pill, (which can be used while breastfeeding), the Depot Provera injection and the Implant. All of these can be administered before women go home. The team would like to make more Coils available in the future. They are also updating their website with more information to be available in the following languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Bangla, Hungarian, Slovakian and Polish.
A baseline survey is being carried out to find out what is being discussed on the wards at the moment. CH was pleased to announce that so far 60 members of staff have been trained.
Sarah Hollins – Bradford Royal Infirmary
SH expressed her thanks to the women and families using the Maternity Services in Bradford during the Covid 19 pandemic. They are currently reviewing the changes made to the service with staff. In collaboration with the LMS and MVP a service user’s evaluation survey has been devised to capture patient’s experiences during the Covid pandemic and government guidelines changes. Hard copy surveys will be distributed at the ward and there is a Survey Monkey link (below) and a request for all members to circulate to their contacts. The deadline for the survey monkey is 10th July 2020 and findings will be collated for mid -August and shared with BTHFT/LMS and the MVP.
Abbie Wild – Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
AW explained that they have 3 teams which were launched in March 2020. These are the Acorn Team for vulnerable clients with 4 midwives; the Amber Team covering the BD8 and BD15 area who are a mixed risk geographical team with 3 midwives; and the Multiples Team who cover multiples births.
3. Member Updates
Laila Ahmed – CNet
LA explained that we were looking at a way to move forward with the MVP Main Meetings. There will still be 3 Main Meetings alongside the 3 Voluntary Sector Partnership Meetings, small planning group to meet to discuss how VSP meetings can be adapted to include more Womens and family’s voices and stories. The MVP continues to share messages among our members and we will also be creating a calendar of Virtual Workshops and meeting dates.
The current ideas for topics include:
1. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
2. Perinatal Mental Health
3. Maternity Care Staff question and answer session
These workshops would be aimed at individuals in the community, Voluntary Sector Organisations, and Maternity Care Services.
Victoria Simmons – Head of Engagement Bradford and Craven CCG
Maha Alomari – City of Sanctuary
Maternity Stream Update
Gemma Smith – Family Action
Perinatal Support Service Update
Shelley Franklin- Kelly – Bradford Doulas
Aamnah Rahman– BIB Update
AR updated the group about the research that BIB has been doing around Covid 19 and how it affects children and their families. They are carrying out a project around immunity tests on BIB children and one parent. This soft research is looking at behavior changes and the positive or negative results. The information will be fed into Gold Command structure.
Aamnah also raised the issue of fake news and the impact on BAME communities being more at risk, as making them a target group alongside Roma and Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Many communities are receiving their information from sources outside this country. LA has seen similar fake news coming from the US and the far right groups being circulated in the UK. This misinformation is seen across all communities. AF explained that the NHS have been providing Myth Busters on Facebook. Please check and spread these Myth busters.
Julie Newbold – NCT
Breastfeeding Support Update
Sarah Bennet – Local Maternity System Update
Jane Dickens Update
4. Chat Box Text
From Aliya Fazil: Survey Monkey link:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N6HTHDD?fbclid=IwAR2F2v5VyqlaiCEtv-blQWRfftqDGMOSEubd88CAZnV0HJbvN8CbCmP5hd8. = SURVEY NOW CLOSED
From Sarah Bennett: The new contraception offer for women is excellent. It would be really good to co-produce some evaluation from the women’s perspective in addition to the hospital audit.
From Julie Newbold: Will the workshops be aimed at service users or professionals?
From Aamnah Rahman: BiB could probably pick the research around contraception, there is a new Covid study aimed at all pregnant women having their baby at BRI so it could all be linked. Josie Dickerson and Sally Bridges are the people to contact.
From Alison Brown: We can promote these via our zoom antenatal groups if we can have the appropriate contact details.
From Victoria CCG Engagement Lead: I think these workshops sound great, as a really good way to reach out to people in the community and offer them something that will be of interest and value to them (probably much more than a formal meeting).
From Graham Carey-Briggs – PIM- NSPCC: Pregnancy In Mind, is offering virtual sessions with women, who are experiencing anxiety and depression. We are working with a number of women specifically.
5. Future MVP Zoom meeting dates:
MVP Public Platform – for all things maternity (VSCOS and individuals ) on Tuesday 8th September 2020 – 10:30-12:00
Main MVP meeting – Thursday 1st October 2020 – 10:30 -12:00
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1. Welcome, introduction and apologies
2. Minutes of last meeting and Matters Arising
3. Active Discussion Section
Seldom Heard Groups – Helen Green CNet, update on work around Teenage Pregnancy within central Eastern European communities
Workshop around strategic priorities and themes for 2020 – 2023
Voluntary Community Sector Partners Group – 14th February Meeting
5. Member News
6. Dates of future MVP main meetings in 2020
Tuesday 21st July Tuesday 24th November
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Present: Graham Carey Briggs ( NSPCC), Masira Hans ( Sharing Voices), Alison Brown ( Better Start Bradford), Alia Fazil ( Co Chair & Bradford Doulas), Laila Ahmed ( Engaging People , CNet), Tilly Rathnell ( Project 6), Shelley ( Bradford Doulas), Rubie Ahmed( Bradford Doulas), Rachael Dennis ( National Childcare Trust)
Apologies: Yazmin Shah (CNet)
1. Introductions and Matters Arising
Aliya Co – Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting, this was then followed by a round of introductions.
The minutes of the last meeting were agreed as an accurate record.
2. MVP Priorities and Strategic Themes
The current strategic priorities and themes are:
These were set prior to the maternity voices partnership launch which took place in March 2018. These priorities were set for a two year period and the partnerships intention was to review these priorities during Spring 2020.
Members were asked in small groups and then at a larger group, on what they felt the priorities should focus on over the next two years.
Members were ask to consider the existing headings, should these priorities remain the same, should any be removed and which if any new priorities needed adding.
There was discussion around different models of maternity care (the medical model and the social model), it was felt that an ideal scenario would be to have a balance from both perspectives and approaches.
There was a general consensus that the existing strategic themes were still of relevance for now and the foreseeable future. Members felt that there was scope to include an overarching theme around positive experiences for women and their families.
Workshop notes on themes and priorities to be shared at MVP Main meeting in March for discussion and to be finalised.
The overview of feedback from grassroots patient around maternity care and services was shared with the group. The Grassroots Handbook details ways in which voluntary sector partners can feed back comments and the MVP postcard question 3 could also be used to gather the feedback and intelligence.
Members then completed a sticky note exercise noting maternity care service and feedback from women and families with which they work and have relationships with.
MVP Grassroots Handbook and Summary overview of feedback attached.
26 comments/issues collated via workshop and feedback through GR channels
Next GR overview report to be shared at MVP main meeting 17th March.
4. Walk the Patch
Walk The Patch is a volunteer led program to collect direct feedback from current maternity users on the antenatal and postnatal wards of maternity units. The aim is to provide a snap shot of Womens experiences of care on a certain day on the maternity wards and can be collected from women who have birthed in a centre or on a labour ward.
Yazmin will be leading on this piece of work and will be organising a walk the patch for spring/summer and a second in autumn/ winter. The idea would be to organise one for BRI and another for AG. Shelley asked if Walk The Patch could include home births situations also as it would be good to include this area also.
YS to contact Tina Mori BRI and Sarah Munsie (AG) and MVP members and co- ordinate visits, dates and recruiting volunteers.
5. Sharing news and good practice
Masira informed that the current maternity partnership boards are currently being reviewed in line with the review of the three CCG’s.
The single CCG (formerly Bradford City, Bradford Districts and Airedale, Wharfdale and Craven) entity is proposed to begin at the start of April. The format and composition of current partnerships and boards for the time are in transit.
The proposal will be for the perinatal mental health stream to be extended to two years (it was previously three years) and the offer will be in the future be extended to include fathers.
Alison stated that Better Start Bradford were in an extremely busy period as the programme hit its five year marker (halfway through the project programme). An open invite to Tell The Story so far will be held at Kala Sangham on the 30th March.
There is also now in place three district wide strategic planning groups: Workforce, Education and Dads Groups. Zakra Yasin at BSB is the contact for more information on these.
Alison also mentioned that the Dads Programme co- ordinated by Rachel Lofthus will now be focusing on the 0 – 4 year age range.
Rachael of NCT shared her story of good practice with members following a lengthy period of campaigning around perinatal mental health checks. It has just been announced by NHS England that they will set aside an allocated amount of funding for perinatal mental health six week checks for all new mothers.
This is exciting news following the campaigning and push to reinstate this funding.
Tilly of Project 6 gave details for a training programme she is delivering around foetal alcohol syndrome and is very keen to reach midwifery teams and health professionals. Whilst women were definitely being informed on the dangers of smoking , risk of obesity there was perhaps more confusion around the recommended alcohol intake for women when pregnant, and less awareness around the effects of alcohol consumption when pregnant ( long term effects for the baby/child).
It was proposed and agreed that Tilly would deliver an interactive workshop around the theme at the MVP main meeting on the 21st July
Feedback for Bradford Doulas by Aliya was of some joint training with Rape Crisis around domestic and sexual violence.
Masira to update group when new systems are in place.
To forward Tilly information on Midwifery Curriculum Stakeholders Group sessions organised by Bradford University
6. Dates and time for MVP Voluntary Sector Partners Group 2020
If you would like a slot to share or any present information/deliver a workshop then please contact Yazmin Shah
Tuesday 23rd June Tuesday 20th October
10:00-12:00pm at CNet Offices
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10:00 – 12:00 @ CNet small meeting room
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