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October 21, 2021

Making the move

Making The Move workshops are run by established Independent Midwives (IMs) who are self-employed members of IMUK (Independent Midwives UK). We are dedicated and passionate about providing excellence in maternity care. Check out our main website for more info and the latest updates on Independent Midwifery in the UK. All of our members work autonomously […]

April 27, 2018


Following discussion and speculation on social media and elsewhere we would like to confirm that there are some alternative forms of insurance available to independent midwives (IMs).   This is very positive news and means that a good number of IMs can support women and families through birth. Please check on FIND A MIDWIFE and […]

October 15, 2017

Fundraising Update

With the Judicial Review going ahead next week, we are delighted to announce that we have hit our £40, 000 fundraising goal! We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated to the cause, and overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received. Due to the complexity of this case, and the amount of […]

June 23, 2017


IMUK are delighted to announce that Independent Midwives have secured a cost cap on challenging the NMC ruling preventing IMUK members from working and offering support and care to women and their families. Mr Justice Ouseley – a very senior High Court judge agreed that the case was of public interest, was arguable, was suitable […]

June 10, 2017


On 13 June 2017, a ‘cost cap hearing’ will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. This is for the claim brought by a number of IMUK members against the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) to overturn their unfair ruling prohibiting IMUK member’s attendance for clients during their labour. This hearing will decide […]

May 5, 2017

IMUK Wins MaMa Award

At last week’s MaMa awards, IMUK picked up the award for best service provider!   We are hugely proud of the service our members provide and the quality of care they give, so this accolade means a great deal to us, particularly in light of our current situation. Board Member’s Heather Berry and Kay Hardy […]

March 7, 2017

IMUK Nominated for a MaMa Award!

We have had the hugely exciting news that IMUK has been nominated for the Service of the Year Award at the Mama Awards 2017! This means every single member of IMUK has been nominated. We are hugely proud of our members and the excellent service they provide for families. In this difficult time it means […]

January 13, 2017

NMC decision regarding indemnity arrangements for IMUK members.

Our professional regulator the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have issued a decision that the indemnity cover that our members rely on is not appropriate. The implication of that decision is that currently our members may no longer provide the midwifery care that their clients want and are unable to support them through labour and […]

May 1, 2016

IMUK Conference Announced

Midwives – Simply The Best: IMUK 2016 National Conference IMUK is hugely excited to announce our first National Conference! The event will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 at Eastwood Hall in Nottinghamshire.   Confirmed Speakers Include: Peggy Vincent – Author of “Baby Catcher” Elizabeth Prochaska – Founder of Birthrights Beverly Turner – Radio […]

April 7, 2016

2016 Gentle Parenting Awards Honour Independent Midwife

A huge congratulations to Deborah Neiger of Yorkshire Storks Midwifery Practice who has been awarded “Most Nurturing Health Professional” at the Gentle Parenting Awards! The Gentle Parenting Awards state that “this very special award is to honour a very special individual working within the healthcare and lactation field who has gone that extra mile to […]


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