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Well the government are trying there best to get rid of them. A petition recently sent to them basically had the reply that all independant midwives will be practicing illegally if they have no insurace. Unfortuatly there is no insurance availble for I.M to take up. The government have no intention of making any available and say its up to the insurance companies who also have no intention of it. I really dont understand why the government are trying to get rid of these amazing midwives. The lead the way in showing the NHS on how it should be done and most importantly let women choose what they want for themselves and there babies with out being frightened into a corner because the woman may not fit the ' normal' catogory. GRRRRRRRRRRRR

Some times i wish i could just meet the PM and ask him if he realyl understands what he is doing to this amazing profession.

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There are petitions about this see this link; http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/?node=8765 for more information.There has been some suggestion recently of making independent midwives a sort of self-employed consultant to the NHS in which case they could be covered by existing NHScover. I wrote a number of letters about this to various MPs and heads of relevant groups and all the replies I got back assured me that they had no intention of pushingindependents out of business. I'm not sure exactly how reassured to be, but the fight does continue and I'm sure they won't go down without a huge fuss, so if everyone signs the petition and writes to all the people suggested in the list on the savemidwifery website, we may yet get a good outcome.

Liz grin x

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I dont see how a self empolyed satus would work. May independants are just that because they want as little as possiable to do with the NHS. They would become regulated by the NHS then and there rules forced upon them which is not how an indepenat works. They are pushing them out even if they are saying they are not, there are no firm suggestions on a way around the governments new laws. The problem is the self regulationg body for midiwves doesnt like independants either so the body who should be helping them isnt. The Nursing and midwifery council are this body and because they are the ones who feed to the government they are never going to encourge a solution to this problem as they want IM gone too.
I have signed these petions but they seem to be doing no good. And written to local MP who know nothing about the problem, surprise surpise !!!!!

OOOOOOOOO i wish i could slap some of them with a wet kipper ( i am not a violent person but this really annoys me)

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a daughter 8 years ,
and always in my heart my angel xx

Thanks for bringing this to my awareness; I'll definitely be signing any petitions and helping where I can to do my bit.

Starchild x

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:o When midwives are leaving their teaching with too many applicants per post, has it not occured to the government that (just perhaps) they should be doing all they can to aid and encourage this much needed profession?
My letter is on the way to Harriet Harman (womens minister).

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There are petitions about this see this link; http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/?node=8765 for more information.There has been some suggestion recently of making independent midwives a sort of self-employed consultant to the NHS in which case they could be covered by existing NHScover. I wrote a number of letters about this to various MPs and heads of relevant groups and all the replies I got back assured me that they had no intention of pushingindependents out of business. I'm not sure exactly how reassured to be, but the fight does continue and I'm sure they won't go down without a huge fuss, so if everyone signs the petition and writes to all the people suggested in the list on the savemidwifery website, we may yet get a good outcome.

Just went to sign the petition but it closed a couple of weeks ago :(

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I would try to post a link to there responce to this petition but i dont know how to do it from my email.
The problem is the NMC ( nursing and midwifery council) are the self regulating body for midwives. This is the body you have to be registered to to practice as a midwife. The problem being is if any one could help  the situation it would be them but as they dont like I.M much either the future looks dim for them to practice legally. The NMC are so quick to investigate IM midwives rather than supporting them it is no wonder there is not yet a solution to this problem.

when life gives you a rainy day play in the puddles !!!
mum to 4 sons 13,7,4 and 2
a daughter 8 years ,
and always in my heart my angel xx

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