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Parent and Public Involvement Group

The group is responsible for involvement of parents in shaping services within the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Newborn and Maternity Network. The group will provide a parent and user perspective to the Network and recommendations for service improvements. This page contains all the various documents and papers of the Parent and Public Involvement Group, including; agendas and minutes of meetings, reports, presentations, etc. As well as links to external national documents of interest to the Group.

Terms of Reference and Objectives (Review June 2019)

Meetings of the Group are held quarterly.  Details of the date, time and venue of the next meeting can be found on the event page.  If you would like to receive notification of network events by e-mail, you can register to be a member of the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Newborn Network by clicking on the JOIN THIS NETWORK button at the bottom of our home page.

If you are interested in being a parent representative for the Network, please go to the BLISS website for further information and how to apply

Friday 9 November 2018

Draft Notes


Notes of the 14 December 2017, see below.

BLISS Update September 2018

Minutes of the Developmental Care Group Meeting (See Item 9)

Format suggestions: Our Neonatal Journey, BLISS Parent Information

Example of Current Unit App Information

Board Request for Non-Recurrent Funding Suggestion

Thursday 14 December 2017

Draft Notes


Notes of the 7 September 2017, see below.

Letter to Dudley Chief Exec and Response (provision of free parking for parents from Jan 2018)

ssbcnmn app downloads for 2017

Dudley Family Friendly Audit Update

Colostrum for premature babies video and parent information leaflet

Thursday 7 September 2017

BLISS Best Practice Bank - see links to best practice for each of the Principles

Walsall BLISS Baby Charter Audit

Wolverhampton BLISS Baby Charter Audit

Draft Notes


Notes of the 6 June 2017, see below.

UHNM BLISS Baby Charter Audit

Telford BLISS Baby Charter Audit

Whose Shoes Nobody's Patient Best Practice Case Study

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Final Notes


Notes of the 21 March 2017, see below.

Draft Parent Information Leaflet

Draft Terms of Reference and Objectives

Business Card

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Draft Notes

Item 6 Suggestions:



Parent Support App

STORK Programme

Terms of Reference for all to amend and e-mail to sarah.carnwell@nhs.net


QIL Work Programme

Minutes of the 24 November 2016, see below.

West Midlands Neonatal Review Recommendations

Parent Passport and Overview

Enteral Tube Feeding

Thursday 24 November 2016

Draft Notes

Kangaroo Care Poster

Parent Information Leaflet


Non Recurrent Funding

Thursday 28 July 2016

No notes due to poor attendance.  It was agreed that the work of the Group will be taken forward via e-mail with meetings/teleconference as and when required.


Notes of the 28 April 2016, see below.

Breastfeeding Group and Unicef Poster Request

Volunteers and Support Group E-mail Update from Alia

Bliss Regional Volunteer Co-ordinator Letter

Volunteers Requested for Bliss Content Review Panel

Neonatal Services Review Powerpoint Show and Parent Feedback Summary

BFFAS Baby Charter Workshop

Thursday 28 April 2016

Draft Notes


Notes of the previous meeting, below.

Conference for Parents

BLISS Strategy Summary 2016-19

Health Visitor Training Evaluation

NNAP Annual Report

Neonatal Services Review Parent Questionnaire Poster

Thursday 10 December 2015

BLISS Regional Volunteers Co-ordinator Update

Dudley Update

Telford Update

Stoke Update

Notes (agreed 28-04-16)


Notes of the previous meeting, below.

Obstetric Guidelines List

National Maternity Review Response

Thursday 1 October 2015

Notes (agreed 10-12-15)


Notes of previous meeting, below.

Picker Survey Board Executive Summary

National Maternity Review Online Consultation

Monday 13 July 2015

HV Training in Wolverhampton Update

Telford Update

BLISS Update

Notes (agreed 01-10-15)


Notes of previous meetings, see below.

Neonatal Guidelines List

Monday 20 April 2015


Monday 19 January 2015



Monday 8 December 2014

Notes (agreed 19-01-15)


Neonatal Guidelines

Monday 10 November 2014

Notes (agreed 08-12-14)


Draft Notes of the 6 October 2014

Final Terms of Reference

Final Objectives 2014/15

Helping Hands Support Groups

Health Visitor Training Presentation

Monday 6 October 2014

Picker Survey Update

Health Visitor Neonatal Training

Health Visitor Training Presentation

Notes (agreed 10-11-14)