AIMS - How Losing your Independent Midwife affects You

AIMS is collating the stories of women and their families who are affected right now by not being able to be cared for by their independent midwife. We want to hear your story, and we want to be able to share it with people who can change what's happened. We want them to understand what repercussions their actions have on people's lives.

We want to hear from you if you are pregnant, and your independent midwife is unable to care for you following the recent NMC announcement, or if you were planning a pregnancy with an independent midwife. We also want to hear from partners and wider family of those women who wanted to have an independent midwife for their care.

Your stories will be presented to the NMC, IMUK, the UK Government and they may be made public and your sharing your story through this SurveyMonkey survey means that you are giving us permission to do this. If you would prefer to tell us your story anonymously, or would like to provide us with your experience but limit who it is shared with, we would love to hear from you on our helpline: helpline@aims.org.uk where will will be able to separately discuss your personal situation and how you would like us to use your story. 

Please note that ONLY your stories will be shared. No other information that you provide will be shared unless we contact you separately and you then agree that we may do so, so this means that we will not share your name, email address, county, hospital and trust unless you say that we can.

* 1. Please could you tell us, in as much detail as possible, about how the NMC's removal of the ability for IMs to practice affects you.

* 2. Please could you provide us with your name and email address. Please note that we will NOT share ANY of this information with anyone outside of AIMS unless you provide us with the permission to do so, which we would ask for separately. This will allow us to let you know what we do with your messages, and allow us to contact you for clarification if necessary.

* 3. It would be helpful if you could provide us with your county and local hospital name, and, if you know it, the name of your trust. We will not share this information without your permission.

* 4. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

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