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October 21, 2015

Upcoming Aspiring Midwives Workshop

Independent Midwife Sarah Ifill is running her next Aspiring Midwives workshop on 10th January 2016. The full day workshop is a great opportunity for those considering midwifery as a career. More information on this event and booking form can be found here.

October 18, 2015

Upcoming Making the Move Workshops

The date for the next IMUK Making the Move workshops has been confirmed, and will run in South Oxfordshire on Wednesday 9th December 2015. Full details of the event and how to book can be found on the Facebook event. The following workshop is set to be Wednesday 30th March 2016. More information on this […]

September 15, 2015

Iolanthe Midwifery Annual Awards 2015

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.


September 14, 2015

IMUK Making the Move Workshop

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 […]

August 16, 2015

IMUK Blog Post Makes News

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 […]

August 13, 2015

BBC DJ Suspended Over Breastfeeding Comments

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.  

July 5, 2015

IMUK Workshop ‘Making the Move’

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 […]


May 13, 2015

Aspiring Midwives one-day workshop

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 […]

April 16, 2015

IMUK mourns the loss of Sheila Kitzinger MBE

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 […]

March 23, 2015

Erika Thompson named ‘Community Midwife of the Year’ at British Journal of Midwifery Awards

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 […]


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