By joining IMUK you are supporting vital work to ensure that independent midwifery remains as an option for future generations of midwives and women. Find out more about membership benefits by clicking the link below.
What we do
Protecting independence, for all midwives
Independent midwifery is a cornerstone of the midwifery profession and gave rise to the innovations of one-to-one care, team midwifery and women-centred care.
Over the years, independent practice has greatly contributed to the range of maternity options within the UK and enabled a great deal of valuable learning and experience benefitting the profession and UK maternity care as a whole. The way a midwife is enabled to work affects all midwives, not only those working independently right now.
Connecting, Supporting and Knowledge sharing
IMUK is first and foremost a membership association for independent practitioners. We’re here to support and connect our members, to protect and promote their work and to enable birthing families to locate their closest practitioners.
But we’re also here for our NHS colleagues and the midwives of the future, to provide information about independent practice and share clinical learnings with our professional colleagues.