Maternity Services Liaison Committee

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

What is the Maternity Services Liaison Committee?

The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) is 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 and 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 come to 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nationally, MSLCs are now evolving into Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs). National Maternity Voices is the national group of MVP service user chairs in England. We provide networking, advice and mentoring for chairs and service user members. For more information go to the National Maternity Voices website.

We also have a Facebook page you can follow: https://www.facebook.com/morecambebaymslc/

Reports and information 

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

ToR Morecambe Bay MSLC Nov 2015

Download the 2016 Maternity Matters Annual Report.

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

Healthwatch websitehttp://healthwatchcumbria.co.uk/healthwatch-cumbria-report-maternity-matters-what-does-a-great-service-look-like/

Reporthttp://healthwatchcumbria.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/HW-Maternity-Matters-FINAL.pdf