Following on from the success of the first edition of The Independant Midwife, this second edition has been updates to include changes that have occurred since 1993, such as professional indemnity insurance. This book will be of great interest to and assistance to those wishing to set up an independent practice or partnership, providing practical advice on the different aspects that are involved in working as an independant practitioner. Useful sample documents and contact addresses are also included.
Table of Contents
Setting the scene; Legal issues; Professional issues; Money matters; Marketing yourself; Supervision; Matters of Practice; Smoothing the way; Expanding the Practice; Appendices; Index.
During her midwifery career, Lesley has been both an independent and an NHS midwife. She has been secretary of the Independent Midwives Association and founder of the Wessex Maternity Centre and now works as co-ordinator of a midwife-led unit, one of the first to offer a full caseloading and community service to a population of around 600 women a year.