JUDICIAL REVIEW TO PROTECT INDEPENDENT MIDWIFERY BEGINS

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.

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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 give birth.

We have been advised that this ruling is unlawful and an urgent legal challenge has been filed; the court is being asked to look at whether what the NMC has done is lawful and to rule that our indemnity cover is appropriate.

Individual members have made an application for legal aid to cover the considerable costs of this legal challenge. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to secure legal aid to bring this important case before the strict court deadline ran out. We therefore need to build up a fighting fund to pay the members’ legal fees.

We would be delighted if you would help fund this challenge by making a donation to GoFundMe.

For further details, please contact Kiran

(0203 772 2471, knagendran@bellpottinger.com)