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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 […]


March 12, 2015

Families Magazine – Business is baby booming for homebirths and independent midwives

‘Families’ Magazine on the choice and benefits of homebirths and independent midwifery care.  Read the article here.

March 3, 2015

Carole Goddard wins Gentle Parenting’s ‘UK’s Most Nurturing Health Professional’ award

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 […]


February 28, 2015

Independent midwives shortlisted for British Journal of Midwifery Awards 2015

IMUK are very proud to announce that three of our members have been shortlisted for the prestigious British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) awards 2015. Angela Horler of North Surrey Midwives and Erika Thompson of Wessex Independent Midwives & Salisbury NHS Trust are both shortlisted in the Community Midwife of the Year category. This category highlights […]


February 10, 2015

British Journal of Midwifery – IMUK Back to the Future

Jacqui Tomkins, Chair of IMUK, looks to the future of independent midwifery in this month’s edition of the British Journal of Midwifery.  You can read the full article here. Many thanks to the British Journal of Midwifery for allowing us to republish here.  More information on this month’s edition is available on their website here.  

February 7, 2015

Essentially MIDIRS – Mariamni Plested on oxytocin augmentation and behavioural effects

Mariamni Plested considers whether artificial oxytocin augmentation and behavioural effects in this month’s edition of Essentially MIDIRS (with thanks to Essentially MIDIRS for allowing us to publish here).


January 22, 2015

Booking Now: ‘Making the Move’ Workshop 18th February 2015

IMUK ‘Making the Move’ workshops are aimed at registered midwives and student midwives who are considering self-employed independent midwifery practice. 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 […]


January 20, 2015

Best Magazine – I’ve delivered all 6 of my Grandchildren

IMUK Board member Virginia has hit the newsstands once again for being the most hands-on Grandmother in Britain!


January 19, 2015


Independent midwives UK (IMUK), the national members’ organization for self-employed midwives, today introduced a new website and brand identity, reflecting their values as independent practitioners and renewing their commitment to lead the way for the UK in excellence in maternity provision. NICE guidelines updated last week confirm midwife-led care as the safest option for many […]

January 16, 2015

Best Magazine – Safer, Cheaper, Better. Why can’t we all have a midwife we know and trust?

Despite the benefits of continuity of care, 75% of women still give birth with strangers. Click here to read Milli Hill’s  article for Best Magazine recommending our members as an alternative and calling us – wait for it – ‘a little army of unique and emotionally intelligent women who are experts in normal birth’ – […]


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