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Midwives: Insurance

Question for Department of Health

UIN 66911, tabled on 7 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of indemnity insurance for midwives is classified as adequate by his Department.

Answered on

15 March 2017

Whether or not a midwife’s indemnity cover is appropriate is a decision for the Nursing and Midwifery Council as the independent regulatory body responsible for the regulation of midwives in the United Kingdom.

The Government supports choice in maternity services, but this has to be a safe choice. It is therefore right that registered midwives are required to have appropriate indemnity insurance to cover their scope of practice.