Date of release: 18 January 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many pregnant women and new mothers to feel anxious, but women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds may be feeling particularly nervous at this time due to evidence regarding their increased risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19.
So with this in mind, the Wolverhampton Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP), a forum of NHS staff and service-users, are developing key messages to help raise awareness of health issues relating to COVID-19 and how to access the necessary support and advice during this challenging period.
We’d like to hear your experiences, thoughts and suggestions on how we could communicate more effectively with BAME women as by doing so, we can help to ensure they are supported and feel safe while attending hospital appointments.
This workshop will also form the foundations of a Trust policy for maternity staff- the objective of which will keep our women and families well informed and feeling cared for at all times.
Your input may help us to dispel some of the rumours and myths circulating!
Tune in to this brief virtual focus group on Thursday, January 21st 2020 from 10am-11.30am, held via Microsoft Teams.
To take part in the focus group please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Wolverhampton MVP see Maternity Voices Partnership.