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Working with VCSEs and MNVPs to implement LMNS equity and equality plans


Event details

The Maternity Consortium is hosting a free virtual event sharing examples of good practice from Local Maternity and Neonatal Systems (LMNS) working in partnership with Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnerships (MNVPs) to implement their equity and equality plans. The event will also include a national update on the equity and equality plans from NHS England and an opportunity to network with colleagues in breakout rooms.

Who should attend?

The event is open to anyone working in the maternity and neonatal space, including in LMNSs, Trusts, regions, specialist perinatal/maternal mental health services, the VCSE sector, local authorities,  MNVPs, service user voice representative roles, other frontline services, and academia.


  • Introduction from the Maternity Consortium
  • Presentation from NHS England
  • Presentation from North East and North Cumbria LMNS
  • Presentation from Suffolk and North East Essex LMNS
  • Breakout rooms

About the Maternity Consortium

Tommy’s and Sands are co-leading the Maternity Consortium as members of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The Maternity Consortium includes: National Maternity Voices, Pregnancy and Baby Charities Network, Five X More, Muslim Women’s Network UK and LGBT Mummies.

The Maternity Consortium's aim is to use our collective expertise to join up national and local voices behind a common agenda: to reduce health inequalities for families throughout the whole pregnancy journey from pre-conception and through the first year of a baby’s life.

Contact: Celeste Pergolizzi, Maternity Consortium Coordinator and Engagement Lead, celeste.pergolizzi@sands.org.uk

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