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Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership Liverpool (LMNVP)

Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership Liverpool (LMNVP)

Liverpool Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP) is a service user centred NHS working group, supporting the development of local maternity and neonatal services.

The MNVP is a multi-disciplinary team made up of:

  • Those who provide maternity and neonatal care – healthcare professionals
  • Those who fund maternity and neonatal care – commissioners
  • And those who use maternity and/or neonatal care – service users, and their families

We work together as a team using your feedback to develop and improve maternity and neonatal services in Liverpool.

You can find more information about what an MNVP is via the National Maternity Voices website: .

Message from the Chair

Hi, I’m Mahdieh Irvine-Naderali, the Chair of Liverpool MNVP.  I'm a local service user with two young children, both of whom were born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, in 2018 and 2021. I’m a lay-person – which means that I am not a healthcare professional. Prior to being appointed as Chair, I was a volunteer Service User Representative for the MNVP for over two years.

My first maternity journey in 2017-18 was a life-changing set of experiences for me which sparked a new interest in maternity and neonatal service improvement. I am truly passionate about working with everyone in the local maternity and neonatal sector to build on what is working well, and to improve what is not, and to do that, I need your help! I want to hear anything you are happy to share about your maternity and/or neonatal experience.

Message from the Vice Chair

Hello, I'm Megan Taylor, the Vice Chair of Liverpool MNVP. I am a local service user with a little girl born at the Womens Hospital in 2022. Like Mahdieh I am also a lay person, not a healthcare professional. 

My maternity journey was not without its challenges both antenatally and postnatally as my daughter struggled to gain weight in her first 6 months. This experience really created a strong passion in me to build on our maternity and neonatal services, listening to the experiences of service users alongside healthcare professionals, to make improvements and strengthen what is already working well. Please get in touch to share your experiences of maternity and/or neonatal care with the MNVP

You can contact the MNVP via:

Service User Representatives

Liverpool MNVP are currently looking to expand our team of volunteer service user representatives. Service user representatives are people who have used local maternity and/or neonatal services themselves within the last five years, and who volunteer to represent the interests of patients and their families in the development of services, providing a service user 'voice'. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer service user representative, or you would like any more information about Liverpool MNVP, please contact us via e-mail at: