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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 Members Granted right to full Judicial Proceedings

IMUK are pleased to announce some great news today, on the International Day of the Midwife, in relation to the judicial review proceedings against the NMC. A senior judge has today granted the individual members, who are bringing the case to overturn the NMC’s wrongful ruling, the right to proceed to full Judicial Proceedings. This […]

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 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 […]


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