Protecting human rights in childbirth

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Why independent midwifery matters: Our response to the government consultation

Today is the final day for responding to the Department of Health’s consultation on mandatory indemnity insurance for all healthcare professionals. As Birthrights regulars will know, implementation of the proposals will spell the end of independent midwifery. As we have explained in our response, the loss of independent midwives will have serious repercussions for women’s choice in childbirth, as well as threatening the safety of mothers and babies. If you haven’t sent your response in yet, we encourage you to do it now.

You can download our response here: Why Independent Midwifery Matters

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