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March 22, 2017

Judicial Review to Protect Independent Midwifery Begins

On the 17th March legal proceedings were served on the Nursing & Midwifery Council in a claim brought by IMUK members to ensure women can access the care and support they need at the most important time of their lives. Who are IMUK? Independent Midwives UK (IMUK) is a membership organisation for self-employed midwives who provide […]

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 […]

February 10, 2017

LBC Interview

As promised, here is our chair, Jacqui Tomkins being interviewed on LBC Radio last Saturday by Beverley Turner.

February 4, 2017

How to Support IMUK

We are getting a lot of enquires from people asking us how best to support IMUK and its members during this difficult time. The simplest thing you can do is to Join IMUK as a friend. This is very simple to do, simply go to our Join IMUK page which can be found HERE, fill […]

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 […]

November 12, 2016

IMUK launch midwifery pilot with the University of Greenwich

Independent midwives UK (IMUK) today announced the launch of a pilot scheme in conjunction with the University of Greenwich which will see second year midwifery students gain experience of caseloading alongside an independent midwife. Following the application process, six students have been selected for the pilot and will spend 190 hours over a period of […]


June 10, 2016

Virginia Howes Speaks on El Salvador Baby Swap

Following the tragic news story about parents in El Salavdor being given the wrong baby by the hospital, IMUK’s Virginia Howes was interviewed by BBC Radio 2. She discussed the importance of mother and baby not being separated at any time after birth, both so they can spend important time bonding, and also to ensure no babies […]


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 […]


March 24, 2016

IMUK Website Wins Award!

Earlier this week IMUK were invited by Nalla Design to attended Transform Magazine’s European Design Awards. Nalla had been nominated for two awards for their amazing work on our re-brand and new website. The Transform Magazine website states: “The Transform Awards Europe has honoured brand development and rebranding projects for the past seven years. From big […]

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