Latest update from Into the Wild
Very sad and crazy news for Independent Midwifes in the UK…Please support them.
Terrible news for women and for the future of midwifery
We are devastated to have to tell you all that our legal challenge of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has been unsuccessful. The court has heard the evidence and decided that the NMC did not act unfairly, did not act unlawfully. Sadly, we must accept that decision since we don’t have the resources to take this legal action any further and the advice is that it is unlikely to be successful.
We believed strongly in our case against the NMC, which was why we brought this judicial review. But we wouldn’t have been able to do so without the enormous warmth and passion and financial backing of all of you, our supporters. We owe you a deep debt of gratitude, and we are only sorry that the outcome hasn’t been what we hoped.
We believe that women deserve real continuity of care, respect and informed choice – including being able to choose their midwives. We also believe that the future lies in creating an insurance product for midwifery care that is women centred, that does not restrict women’s choices and that is ideally owned and run by women for women so that it is affordable for as many women as want it. For this to happen we would need to find new ways of raising capital and we will need your involvement and support.
We cannot tell you how inspired we have been by the support we have received from women across the UK and internationally. IMUK will now evaluate the ideas and options available to us and develop these for the New Year. Please stay with us while we do this and we will update you as soon as we can on how you can become involved.
Deepest sadness IMUK midwives