AIMS Position Papers

AIMS is pleased to announce the publication of the first of our new position papers.

Over the years, AIMS has developed a reputation for taking a position on a wide range of maternity service improvement related issues. By developing a set of position papers we aim to provide clear, accessible and up-to-date statements of these issues, what AIMS believes needs to change, what campaigning AIMS is doing and what others can do to help bring about change.

These position papers are intended to provide our own Volunteers with guidance to draw on when they represent AIMS in their public-facing activities, and to enable AIMS to communicate our views to policy makers and other stakeholders in a way that ultimately contributes to an improvement in the maternity services. We hope that they will also be of value for other campaigning organisations and individual birth activists to use in their own local or national campaigning.

Our first batch of position papers includes the following topics:

Further topics are planned.

Please take the time to read these position papers and share them with your own networks. If you have any comments on the content, or suggestions for other topics you would like AIMS to consider, please email campaigns@aims.org.uk.


AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all.

The AIMS Campaigns Team relies on Volunteers to carry out its work. If you would like to collaborate with us, are looking for further information about our work, or would like to join our team, please email campaigns@aims.org.uk.

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