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Congratulations to Independent Midwife Sharyn Lock of Yorkshire Storks Independent Midwifery Practice, for being awarded an Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Award. She is off to go and investigate how to support midwifery-led normal birth in Gaza. You can read about all this years winners on the Midirs website.
Last week saw the successful running of the eighth IMUK ‘Making the Move’ Workshop. These workshops, facilitated by Liz Nightingale, are run to inform and educate qualified and student midwives considering becoming independent midwives and starting their own businesses . The day was informal but informative. The session offered the opportunity to meet established independent […]
An open letter written to Alex Dyke on the IMUK blog has made the news after being widely shared on social media. Yesterday the Mirror Online picked up on the story and wrote an article that included an interview with the author . Since being posted on the Mirror’s website (here) it has received over 600 […]
Following BBC DJ Alex Dyke’s outrageous comments on breastfeeding during his show today, an online petition was started calling for him to be taken off air. The petition rapidly gained over 7000 signatures, and the BBC have now announced that he has, indeed, been suspended. Read the full story here.
These informal but practical workshops give attendees plenty of time to discuss the joys, challenges and processes of setting up in independent midwifery practice as well as the chance to meet established independent midwives for support and guidance. Aimed at Registered Midwives and student midwives considering setting up in self-employed independent midwifery practice. Wednesday, July […]
Experienced independent midwives will be hosting this one day workshop for all those thinking about becoming a midwife. The workshop will cover what the role entails, what qualifications and qualities you need plus ways to support your application. Come and get inspired to follow your vocation! £100 Bring-and-share lunch 23rd July 2015 10am-4pm Wallingford Methodist […]
All at IMUK were very saddened to learn of the death of Sheila Kitzinger last Saturday and the thoughts of our Board, Management Team and Members are with Sheila’s family and friends at this time. Martin Wagner, managing director of independent publisher Pinter & Martin says: Sheila Kitzinger was an extraordinary woman and tirelessly […]
IMUK is very proud to announce that Erika Thompson of Wessex Independent Midwives has been named ‘Community Midwife of the Year’ at this year’s British Journal of Midwifery awards, at a ceremony which took place in London tonight. The award highlights the work of a Community Midwife who has provided outstanding maternity care for […]
IMUK member Carole Goddard has been awarded as the ‘UK’s Most Nurturing Health Professional’ by Gentle Parenting in a virtual awards ceremony last night. This award is sponsored by Weleda and honours a very special individual working within the healthcare and lactation field who has gone that extra mile to provide support and upheld the […]