MVP case study: South Tees Ethnic Diversity sub-group

This sub-group was set up in January 2021 in response to the alarming reports post-COVID-19 of the significantly poorer outcomes for mothers and babies from minority ethnic groups.

South Tees Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) set about making links into their local communities, with a view to amplifying and hearing the voices of minority ethnic people more clearly, on the topic of their experiences of maternity services.

Group members have joined community groups and talked to women and collected data (sometimes with the help of interpreters). They have also interviewed some women at length to identify good practice and areas where it can be improved. The long-term goal is to establish sustainable ways of having a two-way conversation between women and maternity services, whereby we can continue the MVPs work in co-production and their perspective on services can be part of the discussion.