AIMS has supported its work through membership since shortly after its founding in 1960. Membership is fundamental to our ability to undertake campaigns for improvements to the maternity services, produce the online AIMS Journal and birth information pages and to run the AIMS helpline. Until the end of 2017, membership was required to receive our printed Journals but since then the Journal has been available to all online, making it possible to share this vital information with a much wider audience. Although this removed the costs of printing and posting, membership is crucial to ensure that AIMS can continue its work to support women and their families to have a better and safer pregnancy and birth. By being a member of AIMS you are directly helping other women and families. AIMS is its members, and if you are also able to contribute your time to volunteer, you could make even more of a difference! Click here to see our volunteers page.
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Members will get regular Newsletters, but if you don't want to become a member of AIMS, you might be interested in joining our mailing list. This will keep you informed of AIMS and other events that may be of interest, as well as information about AIMS Journals, books and website content. We may also include information about maternity issue and campaigns that may be of interest. You can sign up to the list here
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By Nadia Higson The Care Quality Commission (CQC) maternity care survey was first run in 2007, and has been conducted annually since 2017…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 By the AIMS Campaigns Team Trust Boards will now have a strong incentive to make sure that Continuity of Carer is firmly on their agenda,…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2020, Vol 32, No 2 We reviewed the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) 2019 survey of women’s experiences of maternity care. 1 We wrote a letter to the key stak…Read more
POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020 Making a difference past and future The purpose of the day is to celebrate what Birth Activists in general and AIMS in particular have achieved,…Read more
Registration for the NICE Annual Conference 2020 will open on 22 January 2020. For more details and to register your interest, please visit http://www.niceconference.org.…Read more
The theme of IMUK's 2020 National Conference 2020 is The Science Behind The Art of Midwifery. Speakers to be announced and tickets will be released soon. Information is a…Read more
AIMS' evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee On April 22, the UK Parliament's Health and Social Care Select Committee opened an inquiry into the plannin…Read more
AIMS welcomes the recent publication of the RCM Clinical Briefing Sheet: ‘freebirth’ or ‘unassisted childbirth’ during the COVID-19 pandemic ( www.rcm.org.uk/media/3904/f…Read more
AIMS has had many enquiries about how to find out about, and seek to influence, local service changes during this period. Here we have included several examples of issues…Read more