About Improving Me
Improving me is a Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership aiming to improve the experience of women and children across Cheshire and Merseyside. The main goals of the partnership are:
- empowering women to take control in decisions about the care they receive to better meet their needs and preferences.
- Engaging in decision making about the services that are offered by working together through collaboration, co-operation, and co-production.
- deliver safer, more personalised care for all women and every baby, improve outcomes, and reduce inequalities.
The Webinar programme is themed around discussing key health priorities to improve women’s health and focus on key areas outlined in the LMS (Local Maternity System)
The following webinars are planned for 2021-2022. Full details will be shared in the Improving Me website and then posted on the Improving Me event pages approximately six weeks in advance of webinar presentations.
09 Feb 2022Menstruation & Fertility
Here our expert guest Dr Andrew Drakeley will be presenting and facilitating discussions around Menstruation, the ‘Normal’ and the not so ‘Normal’.Read more...
26 Jan 2022Talking to our Daughters
Here we will be facilitating discussions with our Expert Guests Ann Morris and her team about the importance and confidence to educate our daughters on Puberty, Sexual Health & Puberty.Read more...
12 Jan 2022Twins and Multiple Births
We will discuss with Our Expert Guest Andrew Sharp Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, a journey through Maternity Services, when expecting, more than one child. Joining Andrew for our expert panel and to help us signpost to the best support resources locally, is Jane Gorringe from the Twins Trust: https://twinstrust.org/Read more...
01 Dec 2021Diabetes in Pregnancy
Here Dr Debika Bandyopadhyay will discuss Diabetes in Pregnancy about the importance of eating healthier, signs, symptoms, treatment & how to manage your diabetes during pregnancy.Read more...
03 Nov 2021LGBTQIA+ Families & Maternity
Dr Christine Mimnagh MB ChB MSc FRCGP & Trainee Clinical Psychologist Thomas Smith will be discussing the key messages from the LGBTQIA+ community and local support for our families expecting a child.
Queer Parenting Partnership: https://www.parentingqueer.co.uk/
LGBT mummies tribe: https://www.thelgbtmummiestribe.com/
Proud to be parents: https://www.proud2bparents.co.uk/Read more...
22 Sep 2021Covid vaccine and pregnancy
We will discuss with a panel of experts GPs and obstetricians about the importance of having the covid-19 vaccine during the perinatal period. Evidence Based information and Resources to help you make an informed decision.Read more...
25 Aug 2021Breastfeeding supporting Black Breastfeeding Week
The webinar has been designed to discuss key health benefits of breastfeeding, the support you can receive and what to do when the journey isn't easy.
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar for an opportunity to ask our expert panel anything you would like to know about breastfeeding.
03 Aug 2021Perinatal Mental Health
As a part of our #CMIncludingMe Webinar Series, todays session is on Perinatal Mental HealthRead more...
14 Jul 2021FGM
This webinar is all about FGM, brought to you by your local community, it is hopes are to bring you an Understanding of FGM, local Community support & inform you about Safeguarding in School's.
There is a Q&A session at the end, where you can ask questions to any of our guest speakers/team members.Read more...
26 May 2021Cervical Screening Read more...
19 May 2021Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays a vital role in bone health as it reduces the risk of bone fracture, promotes calcium absorption, and is needed for bone growth. In the UK, epidemiological studies have shown evidence that lower Vitamin D status is highly prevalent, making it a public health issue we all need to support. Pregnant people may be at particular risk of not having enough Vitamin D.
We will discuss with a panel of experts GPs and obstetricians about the importance of vitamin D during the perinatal period.
- Dr Rita Arya
24 Mar 2021Continuity of Carer
In 2016, a national review of maternity services in England (National Maternity Review -Better Births, 2016) recommended that all Maternity services in England should become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly. The review called this model of care "continuity of carer" and recommended that women should receive it from a named midwife or small team of 4-6 midwives. It is expected that the ongoing transformation of maternity services in C&M to reflect the national recommendations, will ensure the care you receive is safe and based on a relationship of mutual trust and respect between yourself, your midwife, and your obstetrician.
We are delighted to welcome Continuity of Carer Leads across Cheshire & Merseyside to discuss what they do and how they do this more personalised care.Read more...