I was sitting in a meeting of the Maternity Services Liaison Committee today. An MSLC is a user representative group which, when it’s working well, acts as a ginger group to keep maternity services improving. I am honoured to be on the MSLC for Imperial NHS Trust which includes the august premises of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
Your local MSLC is crucial to the continued improvement of maternity care because it is a way of telling the powers that be that we CARE and of feeding back experiences to those in charge of the money. Ideally it should have a wide representation of interests among its members.
If you have a concern about your maternity care, the MSLC is one place you can go to to make your opinion heard – and even better, why not join it and help to change things?
Anyway, there I was, in the boardroom of St Mary’s, and I’m afraid I suddenly became mesmerised by the portrait opposite where I was sitting. Who could this imposing but kindly-looking gent be?
Clue: He can be a bit irregular – essentially he’s a warm-up act.
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I feel ridiculously pleased to find that Dr Braxton Hicks was a real person.