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August 16, 2017

IMUK’s Comments on Recent Guardian and Times Articles

The ill-informed and inflammatory reporting in the Guardian and the Times of the RCM’s decision to change the name of its campaign to the ‘Better Births Campaign’ and subsequent outrageous tweets from the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt risk undermining both women and the vital role of midwives as lead health care professionals supporting them. These […]

June 23, 2017


IMUK are delighted to announce that Independent Midwives have secured a cost cap on challenging the NMC ruling preventing IMUK members from working and offering support and care to women and their families. Mr Justice Ouseley – a very senior High Court judge agreed that the case was of public interest, was arguable, was suitable […]

June 10, 2017


On 13 June 2017, a ‘cost cap hearing’ will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. This is for the claim brought by a number of IMUK members against the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) to overturn their unfair ruling prohibiting IMUK member’s attendance for clients during their labour. This hearing will decide […]

May 5, 2017

IMUK Members Granted right to full Judicial Proceedings

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, who are bringing the case to overturn the NMC’s wrongful ruling, the right to proceed to full Judicial Proceedings. This […]

May 5, 2017

IMUK Wins MaMa Award

At last week’s MaMa awards, IMUK picked up the award for best service provider!   We are hugely proud of the service our members provide and the quality of care they give, so this accolade means a great deal to us, particularly in light of our current situation. Board Member’s Heather Berry and Kay Hardy […]

March 22, 2017

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. Who are IMUK? Independent Midwives UK (IMUK) is a membership organisation for self-employed midwives who provide […]

March 7, 2017

IMUK Nominated for a MaMa Award!

We have had the hugely exciting news that IMUK has been nominated for the Service of the Year Award at the Mama Awards 2017! This means every single member of IMUK has been nominated. We are hugely proud of our members and the excellent service they provide for families. In this difficult time it means […]

February 10, 2017

LBC Interview

As promised, here is our chair, Jacqui Tomkins being interviewed on LBC Radio last Saturday by Beverley Turner.

February 4, 2017

How to Support IMUK

We are getting a lot of enquires from people asking us how best to support IMUK and its members during this difficult time. The simplest thing you can do is to Join IMUK as a friend. This is very simple to do, simply go to our Join IMUK page which can be found HERE, fill […]

January 13, 2017

NMC decision regarding indemnity arrangements for IMUK members.

Our professional regulator the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have issued a decision that the indemnity cover that our members rely on is not appropriate. The implication of that decision is that currently our members may no longer provide the midwifery care that their clients want and are unable to support them through labour and […]

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