Category Archives: maternity

#MatExp featured prominently in ‘The State of Maternity Services in England’ policy document

How much can be achieved in two years?
The answer is a phenomenal amount if you set your mind to it! Continue reading

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In the shoes of Victoria Morgan… | Reflecting on #MatExp and the impact it is having

MBRRACE-UK perinatal mortality report There is a lot of excitement in the #MatExp camp at the moment. So what’s new there? 😉 There was a wonderful workshop last week at Princess Royal Hospital. The room was packed and the #MatExp … Continue reading

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#MatExp – proving that you don’t have to ‘ask for permission’ to make change

We are really chuffed to be invited to take part in the opening session of the NHS transformathon – a 24 hour global engage-a-thon on 27/28 January led by Helen Bevan and Alison Cameron. You can read about it here … Continue reading

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What a year! My ‘take’ on #MatExp: building a change platform – by accident!

Florence Wilcock had promised to write a blog summarising ‘a year in the life of MatExp’: the story, from her perspective, of the 12 months since we first met. She emailed it to me and I felt really emotional opening … Continue reading

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In the Running Shoes of Jacque Gerrard… | RCM Director, England

I first met Jacque Gerrard in real life, as opposed to Twitter, at the ‘Caring for the Carers’ (in this context, carers = professional staff) maternity conference at George Eliot hospital, Nuneaton. It was an amazing event. @JonathanCliffe8 our trust … Continue reading

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Birthday bonanza – #MatExp was born one year ago today! :) Florence Wilcock gets nostalgic…

Florence Wilcock reflects on the first year of the powerful #WhoseShoes #MatExp campaign to improve maternity experience Continue reading

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What does it take to build a change platform? A year ago I had no idea. #MatExp

What does it take to build a change platform? If you had asked me this question a year ago, I would probably have said that I had no idea. And yet a year later, it seems that that is what … Continue reading

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A is for Action; B is for Bold; C is for Crazy! The #MatExp ABC has been a bit … D for Dynamic!!

Have you been following the #MatExp journey? Have you been following the #MatExp ABC? It has been so exciting and so so full on that I haven’t had time to write a blog about it – and I don’t think … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Helen Calvert: Mother, Campaigner, Parent Advocate and Facebook Group Lead

Are you following #MatExp? – the Twitter hashtag for our fabulous campaign to improve maternity experience? Are you following our #MatExp alphabet, initiated by my #MatExp partner in crime, consultant obstetrician Florence Wilcock, known affectionately in our community as ‘FabObs … Continue reading

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NHS Change day #MatExp Lithotomy Challenge – A blog for Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Day special !  Florence Wilcock, my ‘partner in crime’ on the #MatExp project has already written a very popular blog, writing as a mother who happens also to be an obstetrician – or perhaps vice versa. Who knows?  … Continue reading

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