Feedback and input sought regarding LGBTQI+ community input sought for Dorset area NHS  Dorset Maternity & Neonatal Voices survey

We are very pleased to support the NHS Dorset Maternity & Neonatal Voices survey initiative, having been contacted by NHS Dorset to seek support for LGBTQI+ input. 

‘I reach out to you to see if you could share with any relevant contacts within the LGBTQ+ community. I feel strongly that we need to hear more from these families to ensure any issues they are experiencing are addressed so that services are more accessible and meet their needs. 

Rachel Filmer

Dorset Maternity & Neonatal Voices Lead Representative

Here are some details we have been kindly provided with, including the survey link.

What is Dorset Maternity & Neonatal Voices?

We are local parents who represent local families within the local service. Our role is to listen, to inform ourselves on the issues local families face and ensure their needs are being met as the service develops and improves. In order to do this, we must ensure that we hear from families who are representative of our local community.

How can people share feedback or get involved?

For about another week, our surveys are online.

We have one for those who’ve been pregnant or given birth in the last year, which is here:

We have one for partners here:

If you want to share a post on your social media, there’s a post pinned to the top of our facebook page here:

Outside of that, we have a feedback form that’s always online – it can be filled in by the person who’s experienced it, or by a third party if maybe you’ve heard of some issues within the community that you feel should be raised. You can find that here:

And we have a community group for local families on Facebook where we share updates and seek ad hoc feedback – you’re very welcome to join as an organisation or individuals and share with those you’re working with.

Rachel Filmer

Dorset Maternity & Neonatal Voices Lead Representative