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Sarah Davies, Nadine Edwards
British Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 18, Iss. 4, 01 Apr 2010, pp 260 - 261

As Yiannouzis (2010) comments in the previous issue of the British Journal of Midwifery, King's College Hospital management's decision to terminate its contract with the Albany Midwifery Practice (AMP) has caused significant concern among midwives. More importantly the decision, which was taken with no public consultation, has caused a huge amount of distress to the families served by the AMP. Shortly afterwards, a support group 'Albany Mums' was set up on Facebook and has attracted 690 supporters. The Albany Action Group (supported by members of Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Association for Improvements in Maternity Services (AIMS), National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Association of Radical Midwives (ARM), Independent Midwives UK (IMUK) organized a rally in London which attracted 2000 people voicing their support and a desire for the caseload model of care to be rolled out across the UK. A petition with 4000 signatures has been handed in to the Department of Health.

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