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January 12, 2015

The Sun – I’ve delivered all 6 of my grandchildren

‘Supernan’ Independent midwife and IMUK board member Virginia Howes appears in The Sun after catching her sixth grandchild on bonfire night!

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January 6, 2015

Apply for NMC council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is seeking to appoint two nurses or midwives to join its governing Council from 1 May 2015. The Council comprises six nurses or midwives, and six lay members, including the Chair. It includes members from each of the four countries of the UK. There are currently two vacancies for Council members, at least […]

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January 6, 2015

Newborn babies screened for more rare conditions

Public Health England has confirmed that every newborn baby in England will be screened for four rare inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs) from 5th January 2015. The UK National Screening Committee recommended that four new IMDs were added to newborn blood spot screening in the UK. The diseases; homocystinuria (HCU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), glutaric […]

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December 20, 2014

Oh Comely magazine – Kemi Johnson, ‘The Activist Midwife’

Oh Comely magazine features independent midwife Kemi Johnson speaking about her life and work in their home-themed issue.

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December 3, 2014

Updated NICE guidance

NICE guidance updated today confirms that midwife-led care during labour is safest for women with straightforward pregnancies. Nearly 700,000 babies were born in England and Wales last year. Nine out of 10 babies are delivered in hospital under the ultimate supervision of obstetricians, but NICE wants women to be given greater freedom to choose where […]

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April 3, 2013

MIDIRS: Birth noises and normal birth; midwifery by ear

Liz Nightingale writes for Essentially MIDIRS.  With thanks to MIDIRS for allowing us to publish here.

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March 21, 2013

The Telegraph – Kate Middleton, open your eyes to the home birth revolution

Journalist Beverly Turner considers home birth in light of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and ITV’s ‘Home Delivery’ documentary featuring independent midwife and IMUK board member Virginia Howes

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March 3, 2010

The Practicing Midwife: Independent midwives and Doctors

Independent midwife Liz Nightingale examine why teamwork with NHS colleagues, though essential, can be hard to achieve. (with thanks to The Practicing Midwife for allowing us to publish here).

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