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2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first international “Year of the Nurse & Midwife”

2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first international “Year of the Nurse & Midwife” which has coincided with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.  Looking at Midwifery only, this is to highlight all the amazing work midwives do, around the world, with the Duchess of Cambridge drawing attention to this, in a personal letter at Christmas to all Midwives, showing appreciation for all the work…

Mama Conference Awards 2019

I am very pleased and pround to have now been shortlisted for the "Midwife of the Year" award at the fabulous MAMA Conference 2019.


Following discussion and speculation on social media and elsewhere we would like to confirm that there are some alternative forms of insurance available to independent midwives (IMs).

This is very positive news and means that a good number of IMs can support women and families through birth. Please check on FIND A MIDWIFE and chat to your local IMs to find out their position.

Unfortunately the cost of the current insurance offer is such that it is not affordable to…

International Day of the MIDWIFE - 5th May 2017 #IDM2017

Midwives, Students, women and their families demontrated outside the Nursing and Midwifery Council today, to tell the NMC who unhappy they were with the the decisions that have been made in regard to Midwifery and the Insurance issues with Independent Midwives UK.



IMUK are pleased to announce some great news today, on the International Day of the Midwife, in relation to the judicial review proceedings against the NMC.


A senior judge has today granted the individual members,…


On the 17th March legal proceedings were served on the Nursing & Midwifery Council in a claim brought by IMUK members to ensure women can access the care and support they need at the most important time of their lives.

The Full Story can be followed here.....


The impact of this ruling extends far beyond IMUK members and their clients. It undermines and threatens the entire midwifery profession and the rights of women to choose how they…

Shropshire Star - Pride of Shropshire Awards 2016

On Monday 28th November at the Shrewsbury Town FC, saw the awards ceremony for the finalists of the "Pride of Shropshire" awards 2016.  I was incredibly proud to have been nominated by two of my past clients Jane and Laura in one of the nine catagories: "Carer" catagory.  The evening began with a beautiful sit down three course meal, which was absolutely gorgeous!  We got to meet the sponsors of our catagories and learn all about the amazing work they do.  Our catagorysponsors were…


The NHS England commissioned National Maternity Review has published its recommendations as to how maternity services should change over the next five years.   Independent midwife and IMUK Chair Jacqui Tomkins explains what they could mean for independent midwives and the women they care for.