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Journal Vol. 29, No. 1 — Focus on what makes a difference

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Funding from formula
Patti Rundell of Baby Milk Action is outraged and AIMS asks you to support the campaign

Reforming maternity
Gill Boden and Beverley Beech talk about maternity transformation

Fundamental contradiction
Mavis Kirkham explains why the business model does not fit midwifery values

IMUK and the NMC
Emma Ashworth talks about why midwifery is in crisis (again)

What women really want
Shane Ridley shares observations of the Facebook campaign

IMs and insurance
Mari Greenfield explores the impact of the NMC’s decisions on indemnity insurance

Reproductive justice
Jo Murphy-Lawless raises awareness of the situation for women in Ireland

Lay perspectives
Charlotte Williamson looks at the value of out-of-system knowledge

ENCA 2017
25th annual meeting of the European Network of Childbirth Associations, Beverley Beech reports

Celebrating continuity
Rhetoric into reality, policy into practice - London – 13 April 2016, Jo Dagustun reports

Rural midwifery
Implementing the Maternity Review in Rural Areas - Better Births – Shropshire and Beyond. 12 February 2017, Gill Boden reports

Research

  • The Albany Analysis, Sarah Davies summarises the long-awaited analysis of the Albany Midwifery Practice data

Every reason
Michelle Quashie tells us why women, midwives and everyone has reason to be concerned

UN Population Award 2016
Anna Zdral

An open letter to the NMC - February 2017
From Birthplace Matters Team, Paula, Jeanette and Anna

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