Although Independent Midwives have chosen to work outside of the NHS there is currently a National, Government-supported campaign to make independent midwifery FREE to all women. Local Primary Care Trusts have the authority to commission an independent midwife to care for women under the NHS. If we can raise awareness of this possibility, and of the demand for it in your area, then maybe one day all women will have access to a personalised midwifery service.
So if you would like to be able to choose your midwife, get to know and trust her, have plenty of time during appointments and know she will be with you when you give birth in the place of your choice FREE, please fill in our online form. It's a letter to the Chief Executive of the Primary Care Trust, asking them to commission the services of local independent midwives who offer individualised, woman-focussed care. Once you've filled in the form, including your address, we'll forward it to your local Trust.