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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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Book Review: Misconceptions: Truth,…

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Obituary of Philomena Canning, Sept…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 1 By Marie O’Connor Philomena Canning was a fearless advocate of the human rights of mothers in maternity care and of midwives in clinical…

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Clinical Guidelines: Litigation, Pa…

AIMS Journal, 2019, Vol 31, No 1 By Beth Whitehead The purpose of the conference was to explore how evidence-based clinical guidelines are used by defendants, lawyers and…

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Events

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AIMS Volunteers Meeting

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UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative 201…

28 - 29 November 2019, SEC Centre Glasgow Speakers include: Day 1 Dr Chris van Tulleken – Doctor and leading BBC science presenter Robert Boyle – Clinical Reader in Paedi…

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International Maternity Expo

A two day (12 and 13 November) international maternity festival and trade expo from the producers of All4Maternity , The Practising Midwife and Maternity & Midwifery Foru…

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Latest Campaigns

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Letter to The Guardian in response…

Sent 9th May 2019 By email ( guardian.readers@theguardian.com ) Dear Sir, I write in response to the opinion piece by Barbara Ellen entitled “Meghan Markle’s home birth s…

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AIMS Response to MBRRACE-UK Report…

Download PDF MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2016 www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports…

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Implementing Better Births: Continu…

Download PDF Commissioners and providers across England, guided by their MVPs, are working across the country to implement sustainable Continuity of Carer models of care,…

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