Neighbourhood Midwives Closure
As of 31st of January 2019, Neighbourhood Midwives is now closed and no longer providing midwifery care.
When NM established in 2013 we knew that we were going to offer women the best midwifery care possible with a midwife they knew and trusted who would be with them all the way through their pregnancy, birth and in the weeks afterwards. We are proud to say that since then we have had the privilege of caring for more than a thousand women. We have provided midwives with the opportunity to work in this model within a strong, supportive framework of self-managing teams.
We thank each and every woman who chose us to be a part of their lives and gave us the privilege of being with them and their families on their maternity journey. We will never forget you.
Thanks to these women we were able to show that Neighbourhood Midwives continuity of midwifery carer model really does work for women, babies, families - and for midwives.
But, sadly this has not been enough to save our small organisation in these times of national economic uncertainty and change in NHS maternity services.
To everyone who has given us their support over the years, we are grateful for their belief in Neighbourhood Midwives and, although this particular chapter of our story is at an end, we will continue to search for ways to offer women the maternity care they want and we know we can provide.
If you would like to know what happens next after Neighbourhood Midwives, keep an eye on our FB page.
Thank you – the NM dream lives on!
Following the closure of Neighbourhood Midwives on 31 January 2019, you may wish to know that most of our wonderful midwives will be continuing to provide the same standard of continuity of care, fully insured, as Independent Midwives. They will continue to work collectively, supporting each other and maintaining the NM values.* Most of London, Southampton and surrounding areas are covered.
Until they all have their new websites up and running you can contact them via 07956418586, or the direct numbers on the midwives’ page.
Confidence: in ourselves as practitioners and in the service we provide by being up-to-date, evidence based, reliable and holistic
Innovation: taking responsibility for developing working practices which prove other ways are possible
Growth: accomplishing significant things cooperatively
Heart: building supportive relationships through empathy and kindness combined with determination
Love: physically and emotionally nurturing women, families and each other