Its Business As Usual For The Forseeable Future
Following a very positive meeting on the 7th May with the DoH, we have been advised by Daniel Poulter, Health Minister to:
"carry on as you are, the government wants to support independent midwives and is working with IMUK to find the best solution. The minister is sympathetic and will do what he can".
If you are expecting a baby we suggest you contact your local IM and have a discussion with her about what she can offer.
We would like to point out that in whatever capacity the new rules are implemented by the UK Government or the Nursing and Midwifery Council that women will NOT be breaking the law by engaging the services of an Independent Midwife.
You can keep up-to-date with our campaign work here.
If you are a midwife – practising or non practising - or a student midwife or just thinking about joining our profession and would like to register your interest in independent practice you can register your Interest in Independent Midwifery here .