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Let's talk local maternity services

A new online platform for debate and discussion has been established to support the transformation of maternity services across Suffolk and north east Essex – and local people are invited to register and participate to help shape future services. 

Called Let’s Talk it offers an opportunity for everyone to take part in meaningful conversations that will underpin the Suffolk and North East Essex Maternity and Neonatal Services Strategy.

It is predicted that the lively forum section will become a dynamic place for discussion, with current topics including Let’s Talk …. About Feeding, Let’s Talk…. About Having A Health Condition When Pregnant, Let’s Talk…. About Having A Healthy Pregnancy and Let’s Talk….About When Your Baby Needs Neonatal Care.

The discussion topics will be updated frequently with new subjects being suggested by those registered participants.Anyone who is considering becoming pregnant, or who has used maternity services in the last two years, or those working in health and care organisations are encouraged to register and get involved.

Katie Sargeant, deputy head of patient and public involvement and experience for the local NHS clinical commissioning groups, said: “We are already working closely with those who are pregnant, their families and our maternity workforce to develop maternity and neonatal care that really delivers what people want and need.

“This new platform is an integral part of that work as over the coming months people will be able to contribute new ideas and topics for discussion and we’ll continually be able to tap into people’s current and real experiences so we can learn and improve.

“This isn’t about people completing a survey and giving their views once. Having a lively forum means everyone will be always be able to share and connect with others, not only giving them an outlet for their views but helping us gather their lived experiences.”

Sign up to Let’s Talk HERE 

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