What is AIMS up to?
Our Primary campaign for 2017 remains Continuity of Carer and as a key part of this AIMS was part of a wider collaboration of organisations which brought the Celebrating Continuity conference to Leeds (full report below).
AIMS’ other huge project this year is the continuing work on its new website. We are delighted to have information pages written by fantastic authors, and the new site will be much easier to use, and have more accessible content than the current site. We are still fundraising for this and would hugely grateful for any contributions (mydonate.bt.com/events/website/252237).
Deborah Hughes has written our latest pregnancy information book – this time it’s Gestational Diabetes. This issue frequently arises on our helpline, and Deborah has brought the latest research together into this beautifully illustrated, clearly written book which is now available on our website under ‘shop’. We are continuing to work on other titles, and if you are interested in writing a book for AIMS, please do contact us via email@example.com.
Speaking of the helpline, it’s as busy as ever and we are looking for volunteers to help. If you are well versed in birth issues and women’s rights and a lay person, and would be interested in joining the team of volunteers, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be given all the support you need, and fully mentored through the process. You can do as much or as little as you like, and initially your responses would be by email, allowing experienced members to offer guidance and help if needed.
This year, the helpline has helped many hundreds of families and we are seeing worrying trends since the removal of statutory supervision. This, and other NMC related issues such as the insurance situation for IMUK members and confusion around the NMC’s processes are being kept under a very careful AIMS watch. Beverley Beech was present at the meeting with the NMC on 5 May 2017, and AIMS continues to pressure the organisation to resolve the issues that it has in the support of both pregnant women and midwives.
AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 A huge welcome to readers old and new! The AIMS Journal, the backbone of our work for nearly 60 years, is now entirely available online, t…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Jo Dagustun reports on the INFANT trial study day in October 2017 This national (central Birmingham based) free-to-attend study day on the…Read more
AIMS Journal, 2017, Vol 29 No 3 Ann Roberts shares her story of how AIMS helped her back in 1983 I first contacted AIMS 34 years ago (1983), when I was pregnant with my s…Read more
To register your interest please email email@example.com or keep an eye on our website https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/bookings . Earlybird bookings will open…Read more
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AIMS AGM 2018 All members welcome! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend to help us to judge numbers, or if you wish to send apologies 10 for 10.30 sta…Read more
Dr. Ágnes Geréb is a Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who has been under house arrest following her support for women outside of the obstetric system. March 2018: ENCA…Read more
AIMS submitted our response to this consultation on the 23 January 2018. A number of regulators, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Professional Standards A…Read more
Beverley Lawrence Beech At an AIMS AGM it is customary for the Chair to give an account of the activities of the Committee during the year. I am not going to do that this…Read more