Maternity Services Liaison Committee

Would you like to make a difference to your local Maternity Services?


What is the Maternity Services Liaison Committee?

MSLC are a forum for maternity service users, providers and commissioners of maternity services to come together to design services that meet the needs of local women, parents & families in the Morecambe Bay Area.

Members include mums, dads, parents to be, grandparents, NHS Doctors and Midwives from the local area and members of local community groups who provide their services and support to expectant mums and new parents and babies.

Meetings are held on a two monthly basis in a relaxed atmosphere to encourage people to discuss their experiences.   Whether you attend once or every meeting, these opportunities for discussion are invaluable in helping us develop your local Maternity Services. Service users also hold their own informal meeting in between the full MSLC.

I have young children, how can I attend?

Babies and children are welcome at these meetings.  We aim to hold meetings in local Children’s Centres where possible.

Alternatively we can reimburse childcare expenses on production of a receipt from an OFSTED accredited childcare provider. We also reimburse travel expenses on submission of a mileage claim form.

Why should I get involved?

Being part of the MSLC is a great way for you to express your views on  the maternity care received during pregnancy, throughout the birth and postnatal care.

We value your views and opinions, as these enable us to shape the future of your maternity services.

There are opportunities to meet and talk to other parents either individually or in a group setting about your experiences of maternity care in our area.

How do I get in touch?

If you would like to join the MSLC or would like to make any comments, please call  01524 519369 or email

This is the link to the National MSLC website, hosted by ChiMat (the Child and Maternity Health Intelligence Network). This website contains information about the role of MSLCs Nationally, National Guidance on MSLCs and other resources

Reports and information 

You can access the groups terms of reference using the following link

ToR Morecambe Bay MSLC Final Nov 2015 (docx 25.9 KB)

Download the Maternity Matters Annual Report

 Maternity Patient Experience at Morecambe Bay 2014/15 Results (pptx 186.8 KB)
Report On The Outputs Of ‘Birth Tank’ (pdf 967.2 KB)

You can also view the results of the Maternity Services survey completed by Healthwatch November 2015 by using the following links

Healthwatch web site;